1834 Capped Bust

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by James Boat, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. James Boat

    James Boat Member

    Last one for tonight (need to get the kids to bed soon so that I can watch Coming to America 2!).

    Any advice on grade and value would be appreciated. Thank you in advance,


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  3. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    I'm guessing F-12. IMO a generous grade would be F-15 but I'll stick with 12.
  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    I would say VG10 details, personally, to be conservative, but right on the cusp of F12, so I wouldn't quibble with @thomas mozzillo's assessment much. It's pretty close. The small scratches on Liberty's throat might make it a "details" graded coin if it were submitted for professional grading (I wouldn't bother), but as problems go, I don't think that's too heinous. It probably had an old cleaning at one point but that is par for the course for a lot of these, and this one has retoned acceptably in my opinion.

    As to value, Numismedia puts a common die variety, problem-free 1834 at $68 in VG8 and $81 in F12, from a general retail standpoint. Realistically, I'd put it around $50-65 as-is, unless it turns out to be a scarcer Overton variety. (You'll need a specialist opinion on that- I'm out of my depth there.)

    Hey, it's a Bust half, after all. They're all nice to have, regardless of the grade. And while not perfect, this one ain't bad, either.
  5. Kliao

    Kliao New Member

    I'd call it a F-12 but it does also look cleaned to me.

    It's a Large date, Large Letter variety and it looks to be O-103 which is a common one. $50 coin in my opinion.
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