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1834 $5 Crosslet 4 Classic Half Eagle NGC

[1834 $5 Crosslet 4 Classic Half Eagle NGC: Front Picture]
[1834 $5 Crosslet 4 Classic Half Eagle NGC: Back Picture]
Coin Info
Coin Denom:04530 $5.00 Half Eagles
Coin Country:United States
Coin Composition:Gold
Coin Grade:55
Coin Graded By:NGC
Coin Date: 1834
Coin ID95814
Price: $8437.50
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HISTORY:

By 1834, the gold in the half eagle had been worth more than its face value for several years. The Act of June 28, 1834 called for a reduction in the gold used. The weight of the coin was reduced to 8.36 grams, the diameter reduced to 22.5 mm, and the composition changed to .8992 gold and .1008 silver and copper. A new obverse, the "Classic Head", was created by William Kneass for the altered coin. The reverse still depicted the modified eagle introduced in 1813, but "E PLURIBUS UNUM" was removed to distinguish further the new composition. In 1837, the gold content of this type was increased to .900 in accordance with the Act of January 18, 1837.

$5 Classic Half Eagle(1834-1838):

Designer: William Kneass
Composition: .8992 gold, .1008 silver and copper, changed to .900 gold in 1837
Weight: 8.36g
Diameter: 22.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Mints: Philadelphia, Charlotte and Dahlonega

Item ID: 11609
Unit ID: 95814

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