The 1829 Capped Bust half dimes have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.
Type: Capped Bust Half Dime
Face Value: $0.05
Composition: 89.24% silver, 10.76% copper
Silver Weight: .0387 oz.
Total Weight: 1.35 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $0.91
The US minted the 1829 half dime with no mint mark. No other series were minted for this year.
This coin in circulated condition will be worth a lot more than its weight in silver. But for reference, the silver melt value for this coin is $0.91 as of January 28, 2023. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $23.60 per ounce.
The 1829 half dime is worth around $65 in agood condition. In very fine condition the value is around $135. In extremely fine condition the value is around $195. In uncirculated condition the price is around $400 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,000.
Good- The date and legend are legible. The bust of Liberty is outlined but there is no detail.
Very fine- Liberty's ear and shoulder clasp are plain but visible. The rims on the coin are full.
Extremely fine- Liberty's ear is very distinct. Her eyebrow and hair are well defined.
MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.
MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.
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