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United States Coinage: Half Dollars

Early Half Dollars: 1794-1839


United States of America, Half Dollar, Draped Bust, 1807, Philadelphia Mint
Edge Lettering: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
33mm, 13.00g, .8924 Silver
Mintage: 301,076
Ex Scott Roberts, May 1987

Consignor grade: XF/VF (cleaned)


United States of America, Half Dollar, Capped Bust, 1807, Philadelphia Mint
Edge Lettering: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
33mm, 13.25g, .8924 Silver
Mintage: 705,500 for all varieties
Note: 50/20 Cents Variety
Ex Jonathan Kern, July 1987

Consignor grade: Ungraded (cleaned)


United States of America, Half Dollar, Capped Bust, 1810, Philadelphia Mint
Edge Lettering: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
33mm, 13.35g, .8924 Silver
Mintage: 1,276,276
Ex Jonathan Kern, July 1987

Consignor grade:  EF45, lightly cleaned, left wing softly struck, attractive toning, long die crack along rim below date on obverse


United States of America, Half Dollar, Capped Bust, 1813, Philadelphia Mint
Edge Lettering: FIFTY CENTS HALF A DOLLAR
33mm, 13.46g, .8924 Silver
Mintage: 1,241,903 for all varieties
Ex Jonathan Kern, May 1987 (Graded as XF)

Note: Flip-over/double-strike error, along with OR missing on the edge. You can see the lines of the shield across Liberty's cheek.

NGC Certified on 04-25-2015 as XF40


United States of America, Half Dollar, Capped Bust, 1818, Philadelphia Mint
Edge Lettering: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLA
33mm, 13.36g, .8924 Silver
Mintage: 1,960,322 for all varieties
Ex Paul Sims, May 1987 (Graded as XF)

Note: R in DOLLAR missing on edge

NGC Certified on 04-25-2015 as XF Details, Improperly Cleaned


United States of America, Half Dollar, Capped Bust, 1822, Philadelphia Mint
Edge Lettering: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR *
33mm, 13.46g, .8924 Silver
Mintage: 1,559,573 for all varieties
Ex Private Sale, May 1987

Consignor grade: Choice AU, lightly cleaned, attractive toning


United States of America, Half Dollar, Capped Bust, 1822, Philadelphia Mint
Edge Lettering: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR *
33mm, 13.56g, .8924 Silver
Mintage: 1,559,573 for all varieties
Note: 1822/1 Variety
Ex Jonathan Kern, July 1987

Consignor grade: XF (harshly cleaned, two light rim bumps)


United States of America, Half Dollar, Capped Bust, 1823, Philadelphia Mint
Edge Lettering: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR *
32.5mm, 13.48g, .8920 Silver/.1080 Copper, 0.3866oz ASW
Mintage: 1,694,200 for all varieties
Note: Ugly 3 Variety
Ex Private Sale, March 1987

Consignor grade: VF


United States of America, Half Dollar, Capped Bust, 1832, Philadelphia Mint
Edge Lettering: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR *
32mm, 13.25g, .8924 Silver
Mintage: 4,797,000 for all varieties
Note: Large letters variety. Edge lettering improperly spaced and weak. Weak spots on reverse correspond to area where the lettering is also problematic.
Ex Private Sale, April 1987

Consignor grade: XF (probably cleaned)

Seated Liberty Half Dollars: 1839-1891


United States of America, Half Dollar, Seated Liberty, 1839, Philadelphia Mint
Reeded edge
31mm, 13.24g, .9000 Silver
Mintage: 1,972,400
Note: Drapery at elbow
Ex Private Sale, July 1988

Consignor grade: Uncirculated, lightly cleaned, beautiful toning


United States of America, Half Dollar, Seated Liberty, 1840, New Orleans Mint
Reeded edge
30mm, 13.24g, .9000 Silver
Mintage: 855,100
Note: Extremely weak date, apparently caused by a die break.
Ex Scott Roberts, May 1987

Consignor grade: XF (probably cleaned)


United States of America, Half Dollar, Seated Liberty, 1843, Philadelphia Mint
Reeded edge
30.5mm, 13.21g, .9000 Silver
Mintage: 3,844,000
Ex Kurt Krueger, July 1988

Consignor grade: XF-40+ (cleaned)


United States of America, Half Dollar, Seated Liberty, 1854, With arrows, New Orleans Mint
Reeded edge
31mm, 12.47g, .9000 Silver
Mintage: 5,240,000
Ex Scott Roberts, September 1987 (Graded as AU)

NGC Certified on 04-25-2015 as AU Details, Improperly Cleaned


United States of America, Half Dollar, Seated Liberty, 1861, Philadelphia Mint
Reeded edge
31mm, 12.42g, .9000 Silver
Mintage: 2,888,400
Ex Scott Roberts, July 1987

Consignor grade: XF/AU (cleaned)


United States of America, Half Dollar, Seated Liberty, 1861, New Orleans Mint
Reeded edge
31mm, 12.41g, .9000 Silver
Mintage: 2,532,633
Ex Scott Roberts, September 1987

Consignor grade: AU/XF (cleaned)


United States of America, Half Dollar, Seated Liberty, 1866, Philadelphia Mint
Reeded edge
31mm, 12.40g, .9000 Silver
Mintage: 744,900
Ex Private Sale, July 1988 (Graded as XF)

NGC Certified on 04-25-2015 as AU53

Barber Half Dollars: 1892-1915

Walking Liberty Half Dollars: 1916-1947

Franklin Half Dollars: 1948-1963

Kennedy Half Dollars: 1964-Present