Capped Bust Half Dime 1829-1837
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Capped Bust Half Dime Facts:
The half dime was one of the original denominations introduced almost as soon as the United States coinage system began. The half dime denomination was authorized April 2, 1792, by Congress, making it one of the initial denominations authorized for currency in the United States.

The William Kneass introduced, in 1829 a half dime design known as the Capped Bust design. The denomination appears on the coin for the first time, being expressed in abbreviated form as five cents.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Designer: William Kneass

Diameter: 15.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.25%
Copper - 10.75%

Weight: 1.35 grams

Edge: Reeded

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



Cherry Picker's List:

1835 Large and Small 5 varieties reverses.
1836 Large and Small 5 varieties reverses.
1837 Large and Small 5 varieties reverses.

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CAPPED BUST FIVE CENTS OR HALF DIME (1829-1837)
1835 Capped Bust Half Dime Image
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