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1832 Capped Bust Silver Half Dollar, Large Letters Reverse


Philadelphia Mint


Very Fine (SKU: WYSIWYG003)
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Add prestige and history to your collection with this 1832 Capped Bust silver half dollar, still in Very Fine condition nearly 200 years after it was struck by the nation's first U.S. Mint in Philadelphia!

  • 89.24% fine silver
  • Large Letters Reverse variety, distinguished by the heavy die break across the eagle's right wing
  • Least common half dollar date or major variety from the 1930s
  • Classic design by John Reich depicts Liberty in a cap surrounded by 13 stars
  • Reverse bears naturalistic eagle and denomination 50 c.
  • Edge inscription also bears denomination as fifty cents or half a dollar
  • Struck on man-powered screw press using individually prepared working dies, with date, stars and lettering punched by hand
  • Coin shown is exact coin you will receive

Because no silver dollars were struck from 1805-1835, Capped Bust halves were "workhorse" coins of early 19th-century commerce. This handsome silver classic is sure to go quickly, so order it for your collection right away!

  • Year: 1832
  • Product Type: Single Products
  • Mint: Philadelphia
  • Material: Silver
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