1834 Capped Bust Half Dollars : Large 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.):
1834 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Large Date - Small Letters
One major variety of the 1834 Capped Bust Half Dollar has a number of features. This variety has a large date on the obverse of the coin and small letters on the reverse of the coin. Depicted below is an example comparison image of the 1834 small date vs large date half dollar varieties - note the prominent size difference between the numbers:

1834 Small Date vs Large Date Capped Bust Half Dollar - Difference and Comparison

This variety has larger letters in the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and in the "50 C." denomination. Like in previous years - these larger letters are much easier to identify as there is less spacing between the rim and the letters. The small letters variety is very different than "small letters" varieties in previous years as the letters are much smaller and there is much greater spacing between them and the rim. Depicted below is an example comparison image of the 1834 Small Letters vs Large Letters half dollar varieties:

1834 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$359$1,018$2,043-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1834 Capped Bust Half Dollar (Large 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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