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Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839)

Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839)
1836 - 1837 | 1838 - 1839

Reverse 50 CENTS (1836 - 1837)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1836 - 1837
    Designer: Christian Gobrecht
    Weight: 13.360 Grams
    Diameter:30 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 silver, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded edge

Reverse HALF DOL. (1838 - 1839)

The 1838-O was the first branch mint half dollar, though not mentioned in the Mint director’s report. The New Orleans chief coiner stated that only 10 were struck. In 1838 and 1839 the mintmark appears on the obverse, above the date; thereafter, through 1915, all mintmarks are on the reverse.

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1838 - 1839
    Designer: Christian Gobrecht
    Weight: 13.360 Grams
    Diameter:30 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 silver, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded edge
Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • G-4 Good. Good. LIBERTY barely discernible on headband.
  • VG-8 Very Good. Very Good. Some letters in LIBERTY clear.
  • F-12 Fine. Fine. LIBERTY complete but faint.
  • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine. LIBERTY sharp. Shoulder clasp clear.
  • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine. LIBERTY sharp and strong. Hair details visible.
  • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated. Slight trace of wear on cap, cheek, and hair above forehead, and on eagle’s claws, wing tops, and head.
  • AU-55 Choice About Uncirculated. Choice About Uncirculated.
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated. No trace of wear. Light blemishes.
  • MS-62 Choice Unc.. Choice Unc..
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated. Some distracting contact marks or blemishes in prime focal areas. Impaired luster possible.
  • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
  • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
  • PF-60 PF-60. PF-60.
  • PF-63 Choice Proof. Choice Proof.
  • PF-64 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • 1836

    1836

    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1836
    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1836
  • 1,200
  • 1,000
  • 1837

    1837

    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1837
    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1837
  • 3,629,820
  • 70
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • G-4 Good. Good. LIBERTY barely discernible on headband.
  • VG-8 Very Good. Very Good. Some letters in LIBERTY clear.
  • F-12 Fine. Fine. LIBERTY complete but faint.
  • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine. LIBERTY sharp. Shoulder clasp clear.
  • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine. LIBERTY sharp and strong. Hair details visible.
  • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated. Slight trace of wear on cap, cheek, and hair above forehead, and on eagle’s claws, wing tops, and head.
  • AU-55 Choice About Uncirculated. Choice About Uncirculated.
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated. No trace of wear. Light blemishes.
  • MS-62 Choice Unc.. Choice Unc..
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated. Some distracting contact marks or blemishes in prime focal areas. Impaired luster possible.
  • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
  • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
  • PF-40 PF-40. PF-40.
  • PF-50 Proof. Proof.
  • PF-60 PF-60. PF-60.
  • PF-63 Choice Proof. Choice Proof.
  • PF-64 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • 1838

    1838

    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1838
    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1838
  • 3,546,000
  • 70
  • 1839

    1839

    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1839
    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1839
  • 1,392,976
  • 65
  • 1839O

    1839O

    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1839O
    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1839O
  • 116,000
  • 220
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • G-4
  • VG-8
  • F-12
  • VF-20
  • EF-40
  • AU-50
  • AU-55
  • MS-60
  • MS-62
  • MS-63
  • MS-64
  • MS-65
  • PF-40
  • PF-50
  • PF-60
  • PF-63
  • PF-64
  • PF-65
  • 1836

    1836

    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1836
    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1836
  • 1,200
  • 1,000
  • 1837

    1837

    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1837
    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1837
  • 3,629,820
  • 70
  • 1838

    1838

    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1838
    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1838
  • 3,546,000
  • 70
  • 1839

    1839

    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1839
    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1839
  • 1,392,976
  • 65
  • 1839O

    1839O

    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1839O
    Half Dollars Capped Bust, Reeded Edge (1836 - 1839) 1839O
  • 116,000
  • 220
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