The 1837 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: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .3866 oz.
Total Weight: 13.36 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $9.48
The US minted the 1837 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 $9.48 as of December 04, 2023. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $24.53 per ounce.
The 1837 half dollar is worth around $80 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $200. In extremely fine condition the value is around $300. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,150 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $2,500.
Good- The word "LIBERTY" inscribed on Liberty's headband is barely readable.
Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" inscribed on Liberty's headband is sharp. Liberty's shoulder clasp is clear.
Extremely fine- The word "LIBERTY" inscribed on Liberty's headband is sharp and prominent. Liberty's hair details are visible.
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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