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1797 50 Cents O-101

1797 50 Cents O-101

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 193709)

The 1797 50 Cents is part of a series of Draped bust half dollar coins struck from 1796-1797. The specific variety is O-101. 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 and has a rarity rating of 5+.
Rarity ratings provided courtesy of the Bust Half Nut Club Rarity Ratings Committee as published in their 2020 BHNC study report.
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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Catalog Detail

GSID: 193709
Coin Date: 1797
Denomination: 50c / 50 Cents
Designation: MS
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,918
Coinage Type: Draped bust half dollar
Coinage Years: 1796-1797
Composition: 89% silver; 11% copper
Variety: O-101
Rarity: R-5+
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 32.5 mm
Fineness: 0.89
Weight: 13.48 gr
Weight: 0.4755 oz
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: Robert Scot
Obverse Lettering: LIBERTY, 1797
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1/2
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
PCGS #: 39264

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