Half Dollar - A minor design
change took place with the 1807
Half Dollar. Instead of ornamentation between
the words of the edge lettering, a new device was
used that had no ornaments. This new style continued
in use for several decades. With its mintage of 301,076,
the second largest in the series, the 1807 half dollar
had many varieties because the need for many dies.
PCGS lists 13 varieties by Overton numbers. Al Overton’s
book Early Half Dollars Die Varieties lists all the
die varieties in the half dollar series from 1794
This year also saw
the issuance of the new Capped Bust half dollar designed
by John Reich.
In its population report, PCGS has certified 1,226
Draped Bust, Large Eagles from 1807, and NGC has 878.
These numbers include all varieties, but do not account
for resubmissions and crossovers.
Specifications: Designer: Robert Scot Weight: 13.48 grams Composition: .8924 silver, .1076
copper Diameter: approximately 32.5 mm Edge: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR