1833 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : Large Date

Capped Head - Facing Left - Reduced Diameter

Mintage: 193,630
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.):
1833 Large Date - Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1833 $5 Gold Capped Bust Half Eagle. One variety features a large 1833 date on the obverse of the coin (as depicted above - Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries). The difference between the Large Date vs Small Date is fairly easy to distinguish. The Large Date has numbers spread out more with more spacing between the numbers - whereas the Small Date has numbers closer together. This can easily be seen by the spacing between the number 3's. The style of the number "8" in the date is also very different - the inside bottom and top portion of the "8" is more narrow in the larger date and wider in the smaller date. The difference between the Large Date vs Small Date is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1833 Small Date vs Large Date - $5 Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle - 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)
--$20,220$25,393$38,389$44,578$67,064$98,352$460,719

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1833 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle (Large Date Variety) is worth $20,220 in average condition and can be worth $67,064 to $98,352 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint condition. Proof coins can be worth $460,719 or more. 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: $331.22





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