United States. Half Dollar 1834 Capped Bust, Large Date, Small Letters in AU53 PGCS Slab

Description
United States. Half Dollar 1834 Capped Bust, Large Date, Small Letters in AU53 PGCS Slab
Silver - Graded by PCGS

1834 - AU-53 - Capped Bust, Large Date, Small Letters in PGCS Slab

The Large Date, Small Letter variety (Overton #104 to 108) is a transitional issue which uses the previous year's obverse and a reverse sporting much smaller letter and numeral punches. On the Large Date obverse, the 1 and 4 are TALLER than the 8 and 3. The numerals are very close to the dentils below. Due to their size, Small Letter reverse has the words, as well as the letters, in the legend spaced APART and AWAY from the rim. Another diagnostic is that the center bar of the E in STATES ends in a TRIANGLE. On the Large Letter reverse, the center bar of the E ends in a VERTICAL BAR.

The 1834 Large Date, Small Letters Half Dollar is considered a major variety in the Half Dollar series. It is made up of five different die varieties (Overton 104, O-105,O-106, O-107, and O-108), all of which are common in most grades. Collectively, the five die varieties make up a Condition Census that is filled with MS65's and topped off by a single PCGS MS67. D. Brent Pogue had two very nice examples of this variety (the just mentioned PCGS MS67 and a colorful PCGS MS66) and, apparently, he could not decide on which one to keep -- so he kept both.

Lot details
Country/province
United States
Denomination
Half Dollar
Year/Period and Variation
1834 Capped Bust, Large Date, Small Letters in AU53 PGCS Slab
Precious metal
Silver
Condition
Graded by PCGS
Certification number
37361395
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