1834 P Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : All Varieties

Capped Head - Facing Left - Reduced Diameter

Mintage: 50,141
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.):
1834 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle Varieties - Plain 4 vs Crosslet 4
There were two major varieties of the 1834 $5 Gold Capped Bust Half Eagle. One variety featured a plain "4" with a straight horizontal edge on the right side of the number 4 - known as the Plain 4 variety. The Crosslet "4" variety features a vertical cross through the right side end of the "4". The difference between the Plain 4 vs Crosslet 4 varieties of the 1834 Capped Bust Half Eagle is depicted above in the example comparison image. Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.

Major Varieties:
1834 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Plain 4
1834 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Crosslet 4

Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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)
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MELT VALUE: $304.77


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