½ Dollar "Capped Bust Half Dollar" HALF DOL. below eagle

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1838-1839
Value 1/2 Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 13.36 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 14900
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 65
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Lettering: ****** 1838 *******

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Reverse

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
HALF DOL.

Edge

Reeded

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1838  3 546 000 $ 100 $ 147 71%
1838 O 20 7% Proof only
1839  1 392 976 38%
1839 O 178 976 9%

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