5 Cents "Liberty Cap Half Dime"

Features

Country United States
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1829-1837
Value ½ Dime = 5 Cents (0.05 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.892)
Weight 1.35 g
Diameter 15.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 47
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Lettering: LIBERTY 1834

Engraver: William Kneass

William Kneass was the second Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1824 until his death in 1840. Kneass is credited with designing the "Classic Head" motif, which appeared on numerous denominations of American currency, including the gold Quarter Eagle and Half Eagle gold pieces from 1834-1839.

Reverse

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
5 C.

Engraver: William Kneass

William Kneass was the second Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1824 until his death in 1840. Kneass is credited with designing the "Classic Head" motif, which appeared on numerous denominations of American currency, including the gold Quarter Eagle and Half Eagle gold pieces from 1834-1839.

Edge

Milled

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1829  1,230,000 21.64 15%
1830  1,240,000 15%
1831  1,242,700 12%
1832  965,000 16%
1833  1,370,000 14%
1834  1,480,000 14%
1834  2% 3 over inverted 3
1835  2,760,000 18% large date, large "5C"
1835  3% large date, small "5C"
1835  3% small date, large "5C"
1835  5% small date, small "5C"
1836  1.0% 3 over inverted 3
1836  1,900,000 11% large "5C"
1836  3% small "5C"
1837  871,000 13% large "5C"
1837  2% small "5C"

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