1838 Capped Bust Half Dollars

Half Dol on Reverse

Mintage: 3,546,000
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Christian Gobrecht
Metal Composition: 90% Silver - 10% Copper

Diameter: 30 mm
Mass / Weight: 13.36 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1838 Capped Bust Half Dollar - HALF DOL. On Reverse
The design was changed on the 1838 Capped Bust Half Dollar. The "50 CENTS" denomination at the bottom of the reverse was changed to "HALF DOL." and was used for the next half century throughout the Seated Liberty Half Dollars series.
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
$71$84$100$133$230$407$1,182$2,657-

The 1838 Capped Bust Half Dollar is worth $84 in average condition and can be worth $1,182 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins.








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