½ Dollar "Draped Bust Half Dollar" Heraldic eagle

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1801-1807
Value ½ Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.8924) (.1076 copper)
Weight 13.48 g
Diameter 32.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 30053
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 35
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Draped bust right, 13 stars around

Lettering:
LIBERTY
1807

Engraver: Robert Scot

Robert Scot was the first Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from the inception of the United States Mint in 1793 until his death in 1823. He was succeeded by William Kneass. Scot also designed the popular and rare Flowing Hair dollar coinage along with the Liberty Cap half cent. Scot is perhaps best known for his design, the Draped Bust, which was used on many silver and copper coins.

Designer: Gilbert Stuart

Reverse

Heraldic eagle, 13 stars above, with country name surrounding the rim

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM

Engraver: Robert Scot

Robert Scot was the first Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from the inception of the United States Mint in 1793 until his death in 1823. He was succeeded by William Kneass. Scot also designed the popular and rare Flowing Hair dollar coinage along with the Liberty Cap half cent. Scot is perhaps best known for his design, the Draped Bust, which was used on many silver and copper coins.

Edge

Lettered with decorations between words

Lettering: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 208 grains and the silver content was 185⅝ grains, hence the unusual .8924 fineness.
1803

1805

1806

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1801  30 289 11%
1802  29 890 5%
1803  188 234 9% large "3"
1803  16% small "3"
1805  211 722 24%
1805  1.8% overdate 5/4
1806  4% "6" over inverted "6"
1806  0% "E" over "A" in "STATES"
1806  16% knobbed "6", large stars
1806  4% knobbed "6", no stem
1806  7% knobbed "6", small stars
1806  839 576 11% overdate 6/5
1806  16% pointed "6", no stem
1806  25% pointed "6", stem
1807  301 076 40%

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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