Capped Head Half Eagles (Reduced Size)
Capped Head Half Eagles dated 1829 to 1834 comprise the second variety in this series. These rare gold coins are very similar to their earlier counterparts. The major difference is that this variety is slightly smaller in diameter. They measure 23.8mm as opposed to 25mm for all other preceding Half Eagles.
The obverse of this coin shows a depiction of liberty originally designed by John Reich. This design was ultimately reworked by William Kneass in 1829. The coin has liberty wearing a mobcap that is inscribed with the word "LIBERTY". Other
changes that were made include smaller stars, letters and the date.
The reverse of the coin is a copy of John Reich's earlier half eagle in 1807. It depicts an eagle with widespread wings, clutching an olive branch and arrows in its talons. Surrounding the eagle are the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "5 D.", with the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" on a ribbon above the eagle's head.
Designer: William Kneass
Weight: 8.75 grams
Comp: 91.7% Gold, 8.3% Silver
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