1829 Capped Bust Half Dollars : Normal Date - Small Letters

Lettered Edge

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: John Reich
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper

Diameter: 32.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 13.48 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1829 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Small Letters
One major variety is the 1829 Capped Bust Half Dollar "Normal Date" with small letters on the reverse of the coin. This variety features slightly smaller letters in the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" as opposed to the large letters variety. It can be difficult to distinguish the difference between the small letters vs large letters. The easiest way to identify the variety is to observe the spacing between the words "UNITED STATES". The spacing will be much wider between the "D" and "S" on the small letters variety. The large letter variety will feature these letters much closer together. In Addition: There will be spacing between the words "OF AMERICA" (between "F" and "A") in the small letters variety - and almost no spacing at all between these letters in the large letters variety. (Note: There are a few varieties of the small letters type and the spacing and letter orientation will be slightly different. There is only one variety of the large letters type however). The differences between the 1829 small letters vs large letters is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1829 Small Letters vs Large Letters Capped Bust Half Dollar - 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)
$60$72$83$109$184$383$1,018$2,043-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1829 Capped Bust Half Dollar (Normal Date - Small Letters Variety) is worth $72 in average condition and can be worth $1,018 to $2,043 or more in uncirculated (MS+) 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: $6.6344





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