Draped Bust Half Dollars

Attribution and Other Information on the second and third United States Half Dollar type. See below for links to every Draped Bust Half Dollar Overton variety. This site will be kept as current as possible with new information being added whenever and wherever appropriate. 
Type 1796-1797
Draped Bust or Fillet Head Obverse
Small Eagle with Laurel and Palm Branches Reverse, and 1/2 Denomination

Designer: Robert Scott
Weight: 13.48 grams (0.4755 oz.)
Composition: 0.8924 Silver 0.1076 Copper (0.4243 oz. pure silver)
Diameter: 32.5 mm (1.23 inch)

Mintages:
1796: 934
1797: 2,984
Overton #'s and Rarities:
1796 O-101 (R5) O-102 (R5+)
1797 O-101 (R4+) O-102 (R6-)



Redbook Varieties:
1796          
1796            
1797              

15 Stars
16 Stars 
15 Stars
O-101
O-102
O-101, O-102

Type 1801-1807
Draped Bust or Fillet Head Obverse

Heraldic Eagle Reverse

Designer: Robert Scott
Weight: 13.48 grams (0.4755 oz.)
Composition: 0.8924 Silver 0.1076 Copper (0.4243 oz. pure silver)
Diameter: 32.5 mm (1.23 inch)

Mintages:
1801: 30,289
1802: 29,890
1803: 188,234
1805: 211,722
1806: 839,576
1807: 301,076

Overton #'s and Rarities:
1801 O-101 (R3) O-102 (R4+)
1802 O-101 (R3)
1803 O-101 (R3) O-102 (R3+) O-103 (R3) O-104 (R3)
1805 O-101 (R3) O-102(R3) O-103 (R5+) O-104 (R5-) O-105 (R5) O-106 (R3+) O-107 (R5) O-108 (R4+) O-109 (R4-) O-110 (R5) O-111 (R2) O-112 (R2) O-113 (R4+) O-114 (R8)
1806 O-101 (R3) O-102 (R3) O-103 (R2) O-104 (R4) O-105 (R2) O-106 (R4) O-107 (R4+) O-108 (R7) O-109 (R1) O-110 (R6) O-111 (R3) O-112 (R4) O-113 (R5) O-114 (R4) O-115 (R1) O-116 (R3) O-117 (R5-) O-118 (R3) O-119 (R3) O-120 (R3) O-121 (R4) O-122 (R6+) O-123 (R5-) O-124 (R6) O-125 (R5) O-126 (R7-) O-127(R6+) O-128 (R8) O-129 (R8) O-130 (R8)
1807 O-101 R5 O-102 (R2) O-103 (R3) O-104 (R5-) O-105 (R5) O-106 (R3) O-107 (R4+) O-108 (R3) O-109 (R3) O-110 (R2) O-115 (R7+)


Redbook Varieties:
1801
1802
1803
1803
1805                                     
1805                                      
1806                                    
1806                               
1806                 
1806                 
1806                       
1806                              
1806                        
1806
1807                                        
All
All
Small 3
Large 3
5 over 4
Normal 
6 Over 5
6 Over Inv 6
Knob 6 Large Stars
Knob 6 Small Stars
Knob 6 No Stem
Point 6 Stem
Point 6 No Stem
E/A
Draped
O-101 O-102
O-101
O-104
O-101 O-102 O-103
O-101 O-102 O-103
O-104 thru O-114 
O-101 O-102 O-103 O-104
O-111 O-112
O-105
O-106 O-107
O-108
O-110 O-113 thru O-130
O-109
O-124
O-101 thru O-110 O-115
Early United States Half Dollars Vol. 1  / 1794-1807 - by Steve M. Tompkins
. A Whole New Rewrite of the Series...
. New Updated Condition Census & Die Stages...
. All Die Marriages in Emission Sequence Order...
. Pictorial Condition Census & Pedigrees for all 
  R-6 to R-8 Die Marriages...
. Full Color Images...
. And Much, Much More!

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