1834 Capped Bust Half Dollars : Large Date - Large 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 - Large 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 also large 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. Unlike in previous years - these larger letters are much easier to identify compared to the small letters as there is less spacing between the rim and the letters. The small letters variety is very different than The large letters variety is much like earlier versions where the letters are obviously larger and there is less space between them and the rim of the coin. 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$1,017$2,043-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1834 Capped Bust Half Dollar (Large Date - Large Letters Variety) is worth $72 in average condition and can be worth $1,017 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: $6.5765





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