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1796 50c 16 Stars MS

1796 50c 16 Stars MS

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 6125)

The 1796 Half dollar is part of a series of Draped bust half dollar coins struck from 1796-1797. The specific variety is 16 Stars. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 89% silver; 11% copper from a mintage of 3,918 struck.
Obverse: Liberty is portrayed with a so-called "draped bust," facing right, with her hair tied back with a ribbon. She is flanked by stars on the left and right periphery with the word LIBERTY on top, and the date positioned at the bottom.
Reverse: The so-called "small eagle" is portrayed standing atop rocks motif in the center with wings fully surrounded by an olive wreath that is tied by a ribbon into a bow at the bottom. The words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the periphery. The denomination is spelled out as a fraction of "1/2" at the bottom, under the bow.

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GSID: 6125
Coin Date: 1796
Denomination: 50c / Half dollar
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,918
Coinage Type: Draped bust half dollar
Coinage Years: 1796-1797
Composition: 89% silver; 11% copper
Variety: 16 Stars
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 32.5 mm
Fineness: 0.89
Weight: 13.48 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: Robert Scot
Obverse Lettering: LIBERTY, 1796
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1/2
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
PCGS #: 6058
NGC ID: 24EA
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