1834 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : All Varieties

Capped Head - Facing Left - Reduced Diameter

Mintage: 50,141
Minted at: Philadelphia (No Mint Mark)

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.):
1834 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle Varieties - Plain 4 vs Crosslet 4
There were two major varieties of the 1834 $5 Gold Capped Bust Half Eagle. One variety featured a plain "4" with a straight horizontal edge on the right side of the number 4 - known as the Plain 4 variety. The Crosslet "4" variety features a vertical cross through the right side end of the "4". The difference between the Plain 4 vs Crosslet 4 varieties of the 1834 Capped Bust Half Eagle is depicted above in the example comparison image. Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.

Major Varieties:
1834 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Plain 4
1834 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Crosslet 4

Coin Value Chart: Typical Coin Prices, Values and Worth in USD based on Grade/Condition
Very Good
Very Fine
Extremely Fine
About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $618.11

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