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1807 HALF DOLLAR -
DRAPED BUST
(see also 1807 Half Dollar - Capped Bust)

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 301,076
Proofs: 0

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 32.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%

Weight: 208 grains (13.5 grams)

Edge: Lettered - FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR (various ornaments between words)

Mintmark: None (all dates of this type were struck at Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Varieties (10):
Overton 101
Overton 102
Overton 103
Overton 104 - Scarce
Overton 105 - Common
Overton 106 - Scarce
Overton 107
Overton 108
Overton 109
Overton 110
Overton 115 - Unique, discovered 2004

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-65's.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-64 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 14-16, 2003, Lot 1664

Recent appearances:
VF-25.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1495, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

PCI Fine-12 Scratched.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1731, not illustrated, sold for $103.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836", Third Edition, by Al C. Overton and Don Parsley

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service