1796 HALF DOLLAR
PCGS Nos: 6057, 6058
Circulation strikes: 3,918 (includes Half Dollars dated 1797)
Designer: Obverse by Robert Scot, reverse by John
Diameter: ±32.5 millimeters
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%
Weight: ±208 grains (±13.5 grams)
Edge: Lettered - FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR (various
ornaments between words)
Mintmark: None (all dates of this type were struck at
Beware of modern reproductions from the Gallery Mint of Eureka, Arkansas that have had the
word "COPY" ground off and the surfaces deliberately worn down to simulate a "new" variety of
the 1796 Half Dollar.
The finest "15 Stars" example graded by PCGS is
a single MS-64.
The finest "16 Stars" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.
1796 16 Stars 50c Net AU50
Estimated Value: $75,000.00