½ Dollar "Seated Liberty Half Dollar"

½ Dollar "Seated Liberty Half Dollar" -  obverse½ Dollar "Seated Liberty Half Dollar" -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1839-1853
Value 1/2 Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 13.36 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 14901
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 68
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

Seated Liberty, date below

Lettering:
LIBERTY
(1839 - 1853)

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

Half Dol. below eagle

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
HALF DOL.

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.

Edge

Reeded

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
O United States Mint, New Orleans, United States (1835-1942)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1839  3% no drapery from elbow
1839  1 972 400 7% with drapery
1840  3% reverse 1838
1840  1 435 008 7% small letters
1840 O 855 100 5%
1841  310 000 3%
1841 O 401 000 4%
1842  3% large date
1842  2 012 764 7% small date
1842 O 3% large date
1842 O 957 000 3% small date
1843  3 844 000 16%
1843 O 2 268 000 11%
1844  1 766 000 9%
1844 O 2 005 000 14%
1845  589 000 5%
1845 O 2 094 000 9%
1845 O 4% no drapery
1846  3% horizontal "6"; rare
1846  2 210 000 3% medium date
1846  4% tall date
1846 O 2 304 000 6% medium date
1846 O 3% tall date; rare
1847  1 156 000 7%
1847 O 2 584 000 10%
1848  580 000 3%
1848 O 3 180 000 9%
1849  1 252 000 4%
1849 O 2 310 000 9%
1850  227 000 5%
1850 O 2 456 000 11%
1851  200 750 3%
1851 O 402 000 3%
1852  77 130 3%
1852 O 144 000 3%
1853 O 5% 4 Known (no rays/arrows)

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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