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Obverse of 1829 Capped Bust Half Dime     Reverse of 1829 Capped Bust Half Dime


CAPPED BUST FIVE CENTS OR HALF DIME (1829-1837)

Designer: William Kneass

Diameter: 15.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.25%
Copper - 10.75%

Weight: 1.35 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmarks: None (all coins of this type were struck at Philadelphia)

Image courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1829

1,230,000

est. 30

 

1830

1,240,000

est. 10

 

1831

1,242,700

est. 10

 

1832

965,000

est. 10

 

1833

1,370,000

est. 10

 

1834

1,480,000

est. 20

 

1835

2,760,000

est. 10

The reverse comes with Large and Small 5 varieties.

1836

1,900,000

est. 10

The reverse comes with Large and Small 5 varieties.

1837

871,000

est. 10

The reverse comes with Large and Small 5 varieties.