1837 Capped Bust Half Dimes : Large 5C

Early Silver Half Dimes

Mintage: 871,000
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: William Kneass
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper

Diameter: 15.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 1.35 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1837 Capped Bust Half Dime - Large 5C
There were two major varieties of the 1837 Capped Bust Half Dime. One had a large "5 C." on the reverse of the coin as depicted above while the other had a smaller number and letter. The difference between the Large 5C vs Small 5C 1837 half dime is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1837 Small 5C vs Large 5C Capped Bust Half Dime - 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)
$56$75$82$108$169$256$407$870-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1837 Capped Bust Half Dime (Large 5C Variety) is worth $75 in average condition and can be worth $407 to $870 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: $0.6551





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