1797 Draped Bust Small Eagle Silver Half Dollar Graded NGC VG Details RARE COIN. This coin has heavier wear, charcoal grey surfaces and exceptional eye appeal for the grade.
The coin is net graded VG details with a professional minuscule repair done on the reverse at "1/2". A pleasing and very attractive example of this major rarity, seldom seen or offered at any price. A single obverse die was paired with two different reverses to produce the half dollars dated 1797. The first of these reverse dies was a holdover from the 1796-dated coinage. All of the dies used to produce this issue developed cracks during their brief lifetimes.
Between 1795 and 1801 there were only three deliveries of half dollars from the Mint's coiner to its treasurer, all of them dated during 1797. Researcher Steve Tompkins has broken down that of May 26, 1797 into 1,000 pieces dated 1796 and 1,984 of the 1797-dated issue. Variety O-101 is slightly more often seen than O-102, but there are few collectors of this date by die marriages.
Both varieties are poorly struck in the stars at upper right and at the eagle's breast. A handful of Mint State pieces survive for the date, most survivors are well worn, falling into the F-VF range.Prices are always high for this coin type, due to its brief tenure and the small number minted. We are full time coin dealers with a brick and mortar shop.
In business at the same location since 1988. 10% restock charge on bullion items.The item "1797 Draped Bust Small Eagle Silver Half Dollar Graded NGC VG Details RARE COIN" is in sale since Friday, August 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Half Dollars\Early Halves (1794-1839)". The seller is "dmpl70" and is located in Burbank, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.