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The Half Dollar (1794-date)
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Flowing Hair Type (1794-1795)
Designer: Robert Scot
Weight: 13.48 grams
Composition: 0.8924 Silver, 0.1076 Copper
Diameter: 32.5 mm
Edge: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Actual Silver Weight: 0.3869 oz
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Draped Bust Type with Small Eagle (1796-1797)
Designer: Robert Scot
Weight: 13.48 grams
Composition: 0.8924 Silver, 0.1076 Copper
Diameter: 32.5 mm
Edge: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Actual Silver Weight: 0.3869 oz
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Draped Bust Type with Heraldic Eagle (1801-1807)
Designer: Robert Scot
Weight: 13.48 grams
Composition: 0.8924 Silver, 0.1076 Copper
Diameter: 32.5 mm
Edge: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Actual Silver Weight: 0.3869 oz
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Capped Bust Type (1807-1839)
Variety 1 (1807-1808)
Designer: John Reich
Weight: 13.48 grams
Composition: 0.8924 Silver, 0.1076 Copper
Diameter: 32.5 mm
Edge: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Actual Silver Weight: 0.3869 oz
Remodeled Portrait and Eagle (1809-1836)
Designer: John Reich
Weight: 13.48 grams
Composition: 0.8924 Silver, 0.1076 Copper
Diameter: 32.5 mm
Edge: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR. From 1814 to 1831 a star added between DOLLAR and FIFTY. From 1832 to 1836 vertical lines replace the star.
Actual Silver Weight: 0.3869 oz
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Reeded Edge (1836-1839)
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Weight: 13.36 grams
Composition: 0.900 Silver, 0.100 Copper
Diameter: 30 mm
Edge: Reeded
Actual Silver Weight: 0.3867 oz
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Liberty Seated Type (1838-1891)
Variety 1, No Motto above Eagle (1838-1853)
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Weight: 13.36 grams
Composition: 0.900 Silver, 0.100 Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Actual Silver Weight: 0.3867 oz
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Variety 2, Arrows by Date, Rays around Eagle (1853)
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Weight: 12.44 grams
Composition: 0.900 Silver, 0.100 Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Actual Silver Weight: 0.36 oz
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Variety 3, Arrows by Date, No Rays around Eagle (1854-1855)
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Weight: 12.44 grams
Composition: 0.900 Silver, 0.100 Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Actual Silver Weight: 0.36 oz
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Variety 1, No Motto above Eagle (1856-1866)
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Weight: 12.44 grams
Composition: 0.900 Silver, 0.100 Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Actual Silver Weight: 0.36 oz
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Variety 4, Motto above Eagle (1866-1873)
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Weight: 12.44 grams
Composition: 0.900 Silver, 0.100 Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Actual Silver Weight: 0.36 oz
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Variety 5, Arrows by Date (1873-1874)
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Weight: 12.5 grams
Composition: 0.900 Silver, 0.100 Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Actual Silver Weight: 0.36169 oz
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Variety 4, No Arrows by Date (1875-1891)
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Weight: 12.5 grams
Composition: 0.900 Silver, 0.100 Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Actual Silver Weight: 0.36169 oz
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Liberty or Barber Head (1892-1916)
Designer: Charles E Barber
Weight: 12.5 grams
Composition: 0.900 Silver, 0.100 Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Actual Silver Weight: 0.36169 oz
Walking Liberty Type (1916-1947)
Designer: Adolph A Weinman
Weight: 12.5 grams
Composition: 0.900 Silver, 0.100 Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Actual Silver Weight: 0.36169 oz
Franklin Type (1948-1963)
Designer: John R Sinnock
Weight: 12.5 grams
Composition: 0.900 Silver, 0.100 Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Actual Silver Weight: 0.36169 oz
Kennedy Type (1964 to Date)
90% Silver (1964)
Designer: Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro
Weight: 12.5 grams
Composition: 0.900 Silver, 0.100 Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Actual Silver Weight: 0.36169 oz
40% Silver (1965-1970)
Designer: Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro
Weight: 11.5 grams
Composition: Outer Layer 0.800 Silver, 0.200 Copper; Core 0.209 Silver, 0.791 Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Actual Silver Weight: 0.1479 oz
Clad, Seal (1971 to 1974)
Designer: Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro
Weight: 11.34 grams
Composition: Outer 0.750 Copper, 0.250 Nickel; Core 100% Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Clad, Independence Hall (1976)
Designer: Gilroy Roberts and Seth Huntington
Weight: 11.34 grams
Composition: Outer 0.750 Copper, 0.250 Nickel; Core 100% Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Clad, Seal, resumed (1977 to date)
Designer: Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro
Weight: 11.34 grams
Composition: Outer 0.750 Copper, 0.250 Nickel; Core 100% Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Edge: Reeded

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