50 Cents "Capped Bust Half Dollar" Reeded edge

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1836-1837
Value 50 Cents = 1/2 Dollar (0.5 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 13.36 g
Diameter 30 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 55101
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 58,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Judd# 57,
J. Hewitt Judd, Q. David Bowers, Saul Teichman; 2008. United States Pattern Coins, Experimental and Trial Pieces : Complete Source for History, Rarity, and Values (10th Edition). Whitman Publishing, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Pollock# 60
Andrew W. Pollock; 1994. United States Patterns and Related Issues. Bowers and Merena Galleries, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, United States.

Obverse

Capped bust to left.

Lettering: 1837

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

Eagle clutching arrows and branches above value.

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
50 CENTS

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1836  1 200 13%
1837  3 629 820 94%

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