1830 Capped Bust Half Dollars : Large Letters

Lettered Edge

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia (No Mint Mark)

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.):
1830 capped Bust Half Dollar - Large Letters
A very rare and valuable variety is the 1830 "Large Letters" Capped Bust Half Dollar. This variety has larger letters in the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" on the reverse of the coin. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish the size of the small letters vs large letters - so it is often easier to look at the spacing between the words to find the difference. In the large letters variety: The spacing between the words "UNITED" and "STATES" is much narrower than the small letters variety (which has much wider spacing). In addition the spacing is also narrower between the words "OF" and "AMERICA" in the large letters variety. The "C" in "50 C." is much larger in the large letters variety. These features are depicted by the arrows in the visual example of the 1830 small letters vs large letters half dollar comparison image (Source of large letters example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1830 Small Letters vs Large Letters Capped Bust Half Dollar - Difference and Comparison
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About Uncirculated

USA Coin Book Estimated Value of 1830 Capped Bust Half Dollar (Large Letters Variety) is Worth $2,110 in Average Condition and can be Worth $13,899 to $25,228 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: $8.8252

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