1829 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : Small Date

Capped Head - Facing Left - Reduced Diameter

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: John Reich
Metal Composition: 92% Gold - 8% Silver and Copper

Diameter: 23.8 mm
Mass / Weight: 8.75 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1829 Small Date Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1829 $5 Gold Capped Bust Half Eagle. One variety features the Small Date (as depicted above) with smaller numbers. This variety was only struck on newer Reduced Diameter type Capped Bust Half eagle. The other variety is the Large Date with the larger numbers - which was only struck on the earlier large diameter coin. The difference between the 1829 Small Date vs Large Date is depicted below in the example comparison image (Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1829 Small Date vs Large Date - $5 Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $328.42

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