The 1831 Capped Bust half dollars have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.
Type: Capped Bust Half Dollar
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 89.24% silver, 10.76% copper
Silver Weight: .3866 oz.
Total Weight: 13.48 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $9.45
The US minted the 1831 half dollar with no mint mark. Each coin was minted in Philadelphia.
This coin in circulated condition is worth a lot more than its weight in silver. But just for reference, the silver melt value for this coin is $9.45 as of December 04, 2023. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $24.45 per ounce.
The 1831 half dollar is worth around $75 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $140. In extremely fine condition the value is around $225. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,100 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $2,000.
Good- The date and letters are readable. Liberty's bust is worn smooth with her outline distinct.
Very fine- Liberty's shoulder clasp is clear. Wear is shown on the highest point of Liberty's curls. The hair on Liberty's brow is distinguishable.
Extremely fine- Liberty's shoulder clasp and adjacent curl are fairly sharp. Liberty's brow and the hair above it are distinct. Liberty's curls 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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