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1839 Capped Bust Half Dollar

Original Lot at Stack's Bowers

Lot #
10316
Grade
MS63
Sale Price
$3,450.00

Auction Details

Firm Sale Type Name Date Notes Lot
Stack's Bowers Auction August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction Aug-2011 1839 Capped Bust Half Dollar. Reeded Edge. MS-63 (PCGS). Slightly muted silver-gray surfaces on either side. Mostly well struck, with a bit of softness on the reverse legends. Surface blemishes are minimal. It is a pleasing MS-63 certified example. 
    The reeded edge Capped Bust half dollar is only a four-year type, initiated after installation of new steam operated coinage presses in 1836, with two distinctive reverse lettering types used. For the first two years, the denomination at the lower reverse rim was noted as 50 CENTS, while in 1838-39 the denomination was identified as HALF DOL. Collectors specializing in nineteenth century type coins usually opt for both in their sets.

PCGS Set Registry

This coin is currently in the Set Registry inventory of threboys and is featured in one or more sets, including The Whidbey Island Collection.

Coin Details

PCGS # Service Cert # PCGS Pop PCGS Pop Higher PCGS Price GuideSM Value Set Registry
6179 PCGS 03422328 25 59 $3,500.00 View a set that requires this coin
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