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Classic Head (1834 - 1838)

As on the quarter eagle of 1834, the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM was omitted from the new, reduced-size half eagle in 1834, to distinguish the old coins that had become worth more than face value.

Classic Head (1834 - 1838)
1834 - 1838

Classic Head (1834 - 1838)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1834 - 1836
    Designer: William Kneass
    Weight: 8.360 grams
    Diameter:22.5 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.8992 gold, 0.1008 silver and copper
    Edge: reeded
  • Design Years: 1837 - 1838
    Designer: William Kneass
    Weight: 8.360 grams
    Diameter:22.5 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 gold, 0.1000 silver and copper (1837 - 1838)
    Edge: reeded
Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • F-12 Fine. Fine.
  • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine.
  • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine.
  • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated.
  • AU-55 Choice About Uncirculated. Choice About Uncirculated.
  • AU-58 Choice AU. Choice AU.
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated.
  • MS-62 Choice Unc.. Choice Unc..
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated.
  • 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.
  • 1834
  • 50,141
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