1834 P Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : Plain 4

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.):
1834 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Plain 4 - Five Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1834 $5 Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle. One variety features a plain "4" in the 1834 date (as depicted above). The "4" in this variety has a straight end on the right side - whereas the crosslet "4" variety has a cross at the end on the right side. The differences between the plain "4" vs crosslet "4" are easy to distinguish and is depicted below by the arrows in the example comparison image. Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries:

1834 Plain 4 vs Crosslet 4 - $5 Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle - Difference and Comparison
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)
--19,63927,45837,30843,32784,29095,621-

MELT VALUE: $303.88


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