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 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)
--$44,573$75,894$153,706$176,762$295,773$494,420-

The 1829 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle (Small Date Variety) is worth $44,573 in average condition and can be worth $295,773 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $327.38





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