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DRAPED BUST HALF DOLLARS MINTAGE

Small Eagle Reverse

1796-1797

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Heraldic Eagle Reverse

1801-1807

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Draped Bust Half dollar has to different reverse designs. 1796-1797 has a Small Eagle on the reverse and the 1801-1807 has a larger eagle standing behind a shield and is called Heraldic Eagle. As with many early silver coins many have weak strikes and attention should be taken to find good strike examples. On the obverse compare hair and stars and on the reverse compare breast of Small Eagle or the line details on the shield and the stars and clouds for the Heraldic Eagle. Draped Bust Half Dollar Value can be a premium with good strike details and excellent eye appeal. Key dates for Draped Bust Half Dollar 1796, 1797, 1802, 1806 Knobed 6 no stem.

Year & Mint Mintage
1796  est. 3,918
1797 see above
1801 30,289
1802 29,890
1803 188,234
1805 211,722
1806 839,576
1807 301,076