1834 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : Plain 4

Capped Head - Facing Left - Reduced Diameter

Mintage: N/A
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.):
1834 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Plain 4 - Five Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1834 $5 Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle. One variety features a plain "4" in the 1834 date (as depicted above). The "4" in this variety has a straight end on the right side - whereas the crosslet "4" variety has a cross at the end on the right side. The differences between the plain "4" vs crosslet "4" are easy to distinguish and is depicted below by the arrows in the example comparison image. Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries:

1834 Plain 4 vs Crosslet 4 - $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)
--$20,221$28,260$38,389$44,578$86,700$98,353-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1834 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle (Plain 4 Variety) is worth $20,221 in average condition and can be worth $86,700 to $98,353 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: $331.22





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