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U.S. Early Half Dollars

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Please Note: Grading Early Bust Half Dollars is a subjective matter that takes years of experience to do correctly. In most cases raw or un-graded coins are usually over graded by the individual owner. Try to be realistic and understand that grading is only a means to quantify or evaluate the worth of a coin. The grading company used to grade a coin is very important and there are only two that have the highest reputation in the numismatic industry, NGC and PCGS. See: Rating Coin Grading Services. Also note that coins within a specific grade can be a plus or minus of that grade also increasing or decreasing value. There can also be mirrored fields which can increase the value significantly as in Proof-Like (PL) and Deep Mirror Proof Like (DMPL). Mintage and popularity can also factor into consideration when accessing the overall worth of a coin. Please remember that there are at least three values of a coin; the Price the owner thinks his coin is worth, the Value a Coin Price Guide Book or a Pricing Guide lists it at and then most importantly, the Actual Price that you can sell it for to a dealer, buyer, or at an auction.

You can also compare your coin through the online auction links to compare prices and condition from images. Click Each Price to Compare Current Online Auction Values in the Left Side Column Below.
See Grading for more details on grading coins.

Description G F XF AU 60 62 63 64 65
1794 5200 14500 41000 135000 210000 265000 310000 400000 -
1795 750 2250 11500 25000 36000 50000 70000 115000 175000
1795/1795 Recut Date, 3 Leaves 2500 4500 16500 30000 45000 - - - -
1795 Small Head 900 3000 13500 30000 38000 57500 - - -
1795/1795 Recut Date, 2 Leaves 850 2500 13500 - - - - - -
Obverse of 1797 Half Dollar Draped Bust Half Dollars 1796-1807
Regular Strikes
Reverse of 1797 Half Dollar
Description G F XF AU 60 62 63 64 65 66
1796 15 Stars 32000 50000 98000 155000 220000 255000 310000 525000 - -
1796 16 Stars 34000 54000 105000 165000 - - - - - 800000
1797 32000 50000 98000 155000 220000 255000 310000 525000 650000 800000
1801 650 2300 8200 20000 35000 50000 85000 - - -
1802 550 2200 7500 20000 35000 50000 - - - -
1803 Large 3 170 350 1900 6000 12000 17000 40000 - - -
1803 Small 3 200 375 2000 9500 17500 35000 45000 57500 - -
1805 170 350 1900 5000 8000 - - - -
1805/4 Overdate 200 700 3000 10000 27500 - - - 150000 -
1806 Pointed 6, Stem 170 350 1900 4800 8000 13000 17000 29000 50000 90000
1806 Pointed 6, No Stem 170 350 1900 4800 8250 13500 19000 30000 - -
1806 6/Invert 6 200 900 4000 6750 13500 23000 30000 48000 - -
1806 Knob 6, No Stem 20000 39000 97500 - - - - - - -
1806 Knob 6, Large Stars 170 350 2250 6000 - - - - - -
1806 Knob 6, Small Stars 170 350 2250 5000 12500 20000 35000 - - -
1806/5 Overdate 170 350 2250 5000 8500 13500 30000 - - -
1807 Draped Bust 170 350 1900 4800 8000 13000 17000 29000 50000 90000
1825 Capped Bust Half Dollar Obverse Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839
Regular Strikes
1825 Capped Bust Half Dollar Reverse
Description G F XF AU 60 62 63 64 65 66
1807 Large Stars 50/20 75 200 3000 6000 7500 9000 11500 16000 25000 -
1807 Small Stars 85 185 1800 5500 7000 9000 12000 18500 30000 -
1807 Large Stars 80 175 1650 5250 6750 8500 11000 16500 - -
1808 70 90 450 1500 2500 3000 4000 8900 15000 27500
1808/7 Overdate 70 125 500 1600 2500 4000 6500 12500 20000 -
1809 65 90 375 1400 2600 3250 4500 8000 14500 25000
1809 XXX Edge 80 150 1000 4000 5500 6500 9000 - - -
1809 III Edge 70 110 500 1800 3500 5000 6750 10000 - -
1810 65 85 250 800 1300 1800 3400 6500 15000 -
1811 Large 8 65 85 250 1200 1900 2650 3500 5500 13500 22500
1811 Small 8 65 85 250 850 1500 2750 3750 6500 15000 25000
1811/10 Overdate 70 100 450 2000 3000 4800 7000 16000 25000 35000
1812 65 85 175 625 1300 1800 3000 5000 11500 18500
1812/1 Small 8 70 110 350 1500 2500 4500 5750 9000 - -
1812/1 Large 8 2000 4500 11500 27000 - - - - - -
1813 65 85 185 1000 1600 2100 3200 6000 15000 -
1813 50C/UNI 75 130 400 1500 2850 4500 6500 10000 20000 -
1814 65 90 220 625 1350 2100 3100 5500 12500 22000
1814/3 Overdate 110 220 650 2500 3500 4200 6000 10000 - -
1814 E/A 80 150 350 1150 - - - 7500 - -
1815/2 1000 2800 5200 11500 15000 20000 30000 55000 85000 -
1817 60 80 220 625 1300 1800 2800 6000 15000 28000
1817/3 Overdate 150 350 1200 3000 5000 6750 11500 23000 - -
1817/4 Overdate - 115000 275000 - - - - - -
181.7 Punctuated Date 65 85 450 1500 4500 8750 - - - -
1818 60 80 175 625 1300 1800 2850 5100 12000 24000
Description G F XF AU 60 62 63 64 65 66
1818/7 Small 8 65 90 375 1400 2500 3750 7500 10000 16500 -
1818/7 Large 8 75 100 450 1750 2800 4000 8000 11000 18000 -
1819 60 80 185 625 1300 1850 2900 6500 13500 -
1819/8 Small 9 70 100 250 850 1750 3000 4000 6250 13000 22000
1819/8 Large 9 100 165 450 1350 2500 4000 5500 8250 16500 -
1820 Curl Base 2, Small Date 65 90 400 1250 2500 4000 5500 8000 14000 -
1820 Square 2, Large Date, Knob 2 65 90 450 1350 2600 4250 5800 8000 14500 22500
1820 Square 2, Large Date, No Knob 65 90 475 1450 3000 4700 6000 9000 23000 -
1820 No Serifs on E's . 250 400 1250 - - - - - - -
1820/19 Square Base 2 70 95 500 1500 3000 4800 6200 10000 22000 -
1820/19 Curl Base 2 70 95 750 1700 2250 3500 6000 10500 23500 -
1821 60 80 180 950 1500 2500 3500 5000 12500 20000
1822 60 80 180 625 1300 1800 2850 4850 12500 20000
1822/1 Overdate 70 130 325 900 1400 2000 3250 7000 - -
1823 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 4500 12500 18500
1823 Broken 3 70 100 400 800 1750 3500 5750 - - -
1823 Patched 3 85 150 500 850 2500 3500 4350 7500 17500 -
1823 Ugly 3 100 150 600 1500 2500 4000 6500 - - -
1824 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 4500 11000 18000
1824 Over Various Dates 60 90 250 750 1500 2500 3750 7500 15000 -
1824/1 Overdate 60 85 250 1100 1800 2500 3200 6500 12500 -
1824/4 Overdate 60 85 225 650 1350 2000 3200 7000 - -
1825 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 4500 11000 18000
1826 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 4500 11000 18000
1827 Square Base 2 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 4500 11000 18500
1827 Curl Base 2 60 80 175 625 1350 2500 4500 7500 14000 -
Description G F XF AU 60 62 63 64 65 66
1827/6 Overdate 70 85 300 850 1350 2100 3400 6000 12500 20000
1828 Curl 2, No Knob 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 4500 13500 21000
1828 Curl 2, Knob 90 90 185 625 1300 2000 3500 6500 - -
1828 Square 2, Large 8 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 5000 11000 18500
1828 Square 2, Small 8, Large Lette 60 80 185 625 1300 1800 2800 4850 11000 -
1828 Square 2, Small 8, Small Lette 60 85 180 625 1500 2200 3800 6500 - -
1829 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 4500 11000 20000
1829/7 Overdate 80 120 275 650 1350 2000 3000 6000 14500 -
1830 Small 0 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 4500 11000 18000
1830 Large 0 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 5000 11000 20000
1831 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 4500 11000 18000
1832 Small Letters 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 4500 11000 18000
1832 Large Letters 80 85 180 625 1350 1850 2850 5500 12000 20000
1833 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 4500 11000 20000
1834 Large Date, Large Letters 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 4500 11000 18000
1834 Large Date, Small Letters 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 4500 11000 20000
1834 Small Date, Small Letters 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 4500 11000 20000
1835 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 4500 13000 20000
1836 Lettered Edge 60 80 175 600 1200 1700 2650 4500 11000 18000
1836 50/00, Lettered Edge 70 110 325 1200 1900 2750 4200 10000 22500 -
1836 Reeded Edge 950 1750 3500 5750 9000 13500 20000 36500 65000 90000
1837 Reeded Edge 67 100 250 650 1300 1750 2500 6750 22000 37500
1838 Reeded Edge 67 100 250 550 1200 1600 2500 6750 30000 45000
1839 Reeded Edge 67 100 250 550 1200 1600 2500 6750 30000 45000
1839 Reeded Edge, Sm Letters - - - - 7500 10000 15000 25000 - -
1839-O 165 400 1150 2500 3500 4250 8500 17500 40000 85000
Description G F XF AU 60 62 63 64 65 66
 

Capped Bust Half Dollars 1817-1839 Proofs (PR, PF)

Description   XF AU 60 62 63 64 65 66
1822   - - - - - - 85000 -
1825   - - 6750 13500 25000 48500 82000 105000
1826   - - 6750 13500 25000 48500 82000 105000
1827   - - 6750 13500 25000 48500 82000 105000
1829   - - 6750 13500 25000 48500 82000 105000
1830   - - 6750 13500 25000 48500 82000 105000
1831   - - 6750 13500 25000 48500 82000 105000
1832   - - 6750 13500 25000 48500 82000 105000
1833 Crushed Lettered Edge   - - - - - 48500 - -
1834   - - 6750 13500 25000 48500 82000 105000
1835   - - 6750 13500 25000 48500 82000 105000
1836 Lettered Edge   - - 6750 13500 25000 48500 82000 105000
1836 Reeded Edge   - - 17500 30000 38500 52500 85000 -
1836 Reeded Edge Cameo  - - - - 41000 58500 95000 -
1838 Reeded Edge   - - 20000 32000 42500 75000 110000 160000
1839 Capped Bust, RE   - - 20000 32000 42500 75000 110000 160000
1838-O Branch Mint Proof 250000 300000 350000 450000 575000 750000 - -
FYI: Rare coins have historically protected or preserved wealth as strong inflation fighters, particularly in countries whose paper currency has been severely weakened. Any time our paper money is threatened, rare coins can protect wealth much like an investment in gold bullion. The beauty of rare coins can be enjoyed much like any other work of art. They are also a very private form of investment not subject to government scrutiny common to other types of investments held in banks and by brokerage houses. Rare coins are easy to store and are virtually indestructible. They are also insurable. Rare coins represent truly portable wealth which can be moved from place to place very quickly and easily. If you intend to buy rare or bullion coins for investment, your best protection is to spend time learning about the coins you are being asked to buy. In the past, most investment gains have gone to collectors, often known as numismatists, who have taken the time to carefully study various aspects of coins, including rarity, grading, market availability, and price trends. Investment success over the years is the result of prudently acquiring coins of selected quality, proven rarity, and established numismatic desirability. Many careful buyers study coins for some time before buying even a single coin. Success also can be enhanced by researching dealers, as well as coins.

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