Previous Date | Next Date | Capped Bust Half Dollars by Date | Half Dollars by Type


1839 HALF DOLLAR -
CAPPED BUST
(see also 1839 Half Dollar -
Seated Liberty
)

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 1,392,976
Proofs: est. 10

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: ±30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight:  206.25 grains (13.36 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia)

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-65's.

The "Small Letters" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5992, illustrated, sold for $3,335.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8377, illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 467, "Reeded Edge", illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 2561, sold for $20,700.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8376, illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 988, not plated, sold for $97.75

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, January 2002" by The Professional Coin Grading Service