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1836/1336 Capped Bust Half Dollar // PCGS Certified AU58+ // Deluxe Collector's Pouch
The Capped Bust design appeared on United States half dimes, dimes, quarters, and half dollars from 1807 to 1839. It was conceived by John Reich, a German immigrant who accepted the position of U.S. Mint Assistant Engraver at the recommendation of Thomas Jefferson in 1807. His first task was to redesign the circulating coinage of Chief Engraver Robert Scot.
The obverse of the Capped Bust coins features Liberty, facing left, wearing a headband with the inscription LIBERTY, as well as a Phrygian Cap. The latter was originally worn by emancipated slaves of ancient Rome and was a popular symbol of freedom during the American Revolutionary War. Thirteen stars surround the bust, representing the original states in the Union. The reverse features an American Bald Eagle with outstretched wings holding an olive branch and bundle of arrows in its talons. A scroll above the eagle includes the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM. The denomination appears at the bottom, which had not been consistently employed on earlier designs of U.S. coinage.
Offered is here is a lightly circulated example of a classic overdate with great eye-appeal. You will receive the unique coin shown in the photos housed in a plush-lined box with a certificate of authenticity.
5"L x 4"W x 1"H
- OriginUnited States
— Type: Capped Bust Half Dollar (1807-1839)
— Variety: Type 1 (1807-1836)
— Designer: John Reich
— Weight: 13.5 grams
— Diameter: 32.5 mm
— Composition: 89.2% silver, 10.8% copper
— Net silver weight: 0.38709 oz pure silver
— Obverse Design: Liberty, facing left, with headband and Phrygian Cap / 13 stars
— Obverse Inscription: LIBERTY / DATE
— Reverse Design: Eagle with outstretched wings and shield, bearing olive branches and arrows in talons / Scroll
— Reverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / 50 C.
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