The 1829 Capped Bust half dimes have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1829 Half Dime

Specifications

Type: Capped Bust Half Dime
Year: 1829
Face Value: $0.05
Composition: 89.24% silver, 10.76% copper
Silver Weight: .0387 oz.
Total Weight: 1.35 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $0.81

The US minted the 1829 half dime with no mint mark. No other series were minted for this year.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1829 Philadelphia 1,230,000

Value

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 $0.81 as of October 04, 2022. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $21.00 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.

Grading System

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.

 

Sources:

The Red Book