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1796 50c PCGS F12 (15 Stars) ex: Hansen Collection

Rare Two Year Type

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Degree of Toning: 4/10
DLRC Inventory #: 2222937
Lot #: 9073

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DLRC Estimate: $55,000.00

Item Description:
The Draped Bust, Small Eagle half dollars of 1796 and 1797 have long been considered rarities of the U.S. half dollar series, joined together by both their low, combined mintage of 3,918 pieces, as well as by their status as a two-year design type. Mint records note that all of the coins dated 1796 were struck and delivered in 1797. Beyond that, actual mintages for the different issues are just educated guesses. Approximately half of the mintage was dated 1796, and the other half 1797. A tough coin to locate in any state, this piece is bested by a VF30 that resides in the primary collection of Hansen coins.

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1796 50c PCGS VF30 (15 Stars)

$78,500.00

7/15/19

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Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 6057 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Half Dollars
Series: Bust Half Dollars
Type: Draped bust, small eagle reverse
Years for Type: 1796-1797
Strike: Business
Denomination: Half dollar
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: 89% silver; 11% copper
Weight: 13.48g
Edge Type: Lettered (FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR)
Mintage: 3,918