½ Dollar "Seated Liberty Half Dollar" without date arrows; with drapery

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1866-1873
Value 1/2 Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 12.44 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 15174
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 99
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

A seated bust of Liberty with 13 stars around the rim and the date at the bottom

Lettering:
******* ******
1872

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

The value below an eagle and the country name around the rim at the top

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)
CC United States Mint, Carson City, United States
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1866  745 625 10%
1866  1.7% Proof
1866 S 994 000 7%
1867  449 925 9%
1867  3% Proof
1867 S 1 196 000 12%
1868  418 200 5%
1868  1.7% Proof
1868 S 1 160 000 11%
1869  795 900 13%
1869  1.7% Proof
1869 S 656 000 8%
1870  634 900 11%
1870  1.7% Proof
1870 CC 54 617 3%
1870 S 1 004 000 5%
1871  1 204 560 24%
1871  1.7% Proof
1871 CC 153 950 3%
1871 S 2 178 000 13%
1872  881 550 13%
1872  3% Proof
1872 CC 272 000 4%
1872 S 580 000 3%
1873  801 800 9% closed "3"
1873  1.7% closed "3"; Proof
1873  3% open "3"; ultra rare
1873 CC 122 500 3%
1873 CC 1.7% Proof
1873 S 5 000 3% no arrows, no specimens known to exist

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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