1796 15 STARS Draped Bust, Small Eagle O-101 50C NGC MS64
The Whitney Specimen of the 1796 O-101 15 Stars Small Eagle Half Dollar A Prooflike NGC MS-64; Finest Known 15 Star 1796 Draped Bust Half Dollar. The Half Dollars that the United States Mint delivered in 1797 differed from the previous issues for this denomination from 1794 and 1795. For in late 1796 Mint personnel adopted Robert Scot's Draped Bust, Small Eagle design that had already been used in the production of 1795-dated Silver Dollars for use on the Half Dollar. Surprisingly for a denomination that otherwise proved extremely popular with contemporary bullion depositors, no more Half Dollars were ordered until 1801, at which time the Large Eagle variant of the Draped Bust type became current. The Draped Bust, Small Eagle Half Dollar, therefore, became an instant numismatic rarity--a two-year type with a combined mintage of just 3,918 pieces. O-101 is easy to distinguish from O-102 as the former variety exhibits only 15 stars at the obverse border. There are fewer than 100 different examples of the O-101 die marriage believed extant, an estimate that allows us to further estimate the mintage for this variety at just 569 pieces. The phenomenal Choice Unc that we offer here traces its pedigree to the fabulous Whitney Collection 1999, ex Norman Stack Type Set 1991. We are happy to answer any questions about this or anything in our vast inventory.
Return posting costs will be at your expense. Please check this listing page carefully as the answer is usually there. The item "1796 15 STARS Draped Bust, Small Eagle O-101 50C NGC MS64" is in sale since Saturday, March 7, 2020.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Half Dollars\Early Halves (1794-1839)". The seller is "sarasotararecoingallery" and is located in Sarasota, Florida.
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- Certification: NGC
- Certification Number: 5716864002
- Grade: MS64
- Year: 1796
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Strike Type: Business
- Mint Location: Philadelphia
- Designation: NONE
- Denomination Type: Draped Bust Half Dollar
- Grade Add On: NONE