1809 Capped Bust Half Dollar




CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1809 Capped Bust Half Dollar in average condition to be worth $50.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $5,000.00. - Last updated: June, 10 2022


1809 Capped Bust Half Dollar
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  • Year: 1809
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Capped Bust Half
  • Price: $50.00-$5000.00+
  • Face Value: 0.50 USD
  • Produced: 1,405,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: 0.3617 oz.
  • Melt Value: $8.03





Notes: There are several variations of he 1809 capped bust half dollar. They are the 111111 edge, the xxxx edge, and the standard issue. The ones with the strange edges are worth about 20% more on average.



How much is a 1809 Capped Bust Half Dollar worth?

This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $50.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $5,000 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1809, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].


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Most Valuable

The most valuable Capped Bust Half Dollar's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Capped Bust Half Dollar 1838 O $745k
Capped Bust Half Dollar 1817 $500k
Capped Bust Half Dollar 1815 $40k
Capped Bust Half Dollar 1836 $25k
Capped Bust Half Dollar 1807 $12.5k
Capped Bust Half Dollar 1820 $12.5k
Capped Bust Half Dollar 1819 $12.5k
Capped Bust Half Dollar 1818 $11.5k
Capped Bust Half Dollar 1817 $11.5k
Capped Bust Half Dollar 1812 $11k
Capped Bust Half Dollar 1822 $10.5k
Capped Bust Half Dollar 1823 $10k
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
Image Name Mint Worth

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Hardest to Find

The rarest and hardest to find Capped Bust Half Dollar's Check out each link to learn more about each coin.

What is the rarest Capped Bust Half Dollar?

Name Produced
1836 1,000
1836 1,000
1815 47,000
1839 O 116,000
1820 750,000
1807 750,000
1820 751,000
1814 1,039,000
1811 1,203,000
1817 1,215,000
1817 1,215,000
1813 1,241,000
1810 1,276,000
1821 1,305,000
1808 1,368,000
1839 1,392,000
1809 1,405,000
1822 1,559,000
1812 1,628,000
1823 1,694,000
Name Produced

Are 1809 Capped Bust Half Dollars Silver?

Yes! Capped Bust Half Dollar's produced in 1809 are 90% silver to be precise, and contain 0.3617 troy oz or 11.25 grams in total of .999 pure silver. Silver weight is measured in troy ounces. Troy ounces weigh about 2 grams more than the standard ounce. CoinTrackers has built a tool that will let you know if your coin is silver or not. The tool is called Is My Coin Silver?.

Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:

This coin in poor condition is still worth $41.97 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $8.03, this coin is thus more valuable to a collector than to a silver bug. Coins worth more to a collectors may be a better long term investment. If the metal prices drop you will still have a coin that a numismatic would want to buy.

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Current silver melt value* for a 1823 Capped Bust Half is $8.03 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $22.19 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

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***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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