|The 1829 Capped Bust Half Dollar is a relatively common date in the series. However, it is extremely rare to have any Capped Bust Half Dollar which has been certified with a prooflike designation as part of its grade. This 1829 Capped Bust Half Dollar has been graded AU58PL by ANACS and is encapsulated in the older small white ANACS holder from many years ago. The coin is also attributed as the Overton 112 variety, which is one of the common varieties. Of all of the Capped Bust Half Dollars graded by ANACS in its 30+ year history of grading coins, only seventeen (17) examples have been awarded the prooflike (PL) designation, including the coin offered here, and another three (3) coins have been awarded a deep mirror prooflike (DMPL) designation. At NGC, only thirty-nine (39) examples of the over 40,000 Capped Bust Half Dollars graded by the company have been awarded the PL designation. PCGS does not currently use the PL designation on the Capped Bust Half Dollar series. Because of the prooflike fields, it is very easy to see any issues. The coin does have some light marks and some light hairlines. The coin is mostly bright white and lustrous, with the exception of a small area of toning at the upper obverse and lower reverse of the coin. The photos do not fully capture the reflective fields of the coin and the overall prooflike look; please see the included video. This is one of the rare opportunities one of the handful of such designated coins is available; if you are a collector of PL coinage, do not let this chance escape!
Because of the difficulty in capturing the overall look of the coin in a single image, I have also included a short high-definition video of the coin towards the bottom of this listing in an attempt to give you a better idea of what this coin will look like in hand. Please note that you may need to adjust the video quality to 1080p and may need to increase the size of the video to full screen in order to see the coin in maximum detail.