Bust Half Dollars were made from 1794 to 1839. All were minted at Philadelphia except in 1838 and 1839 when the New Orleans mint made Bust Half Dollars.
There are sub-types as follows: --- Flowing Hair (1794-1795) --- Draped Bust, Small Eagle Reverse (1796-1797) --- Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse (1801-1807) --- Capped Bust, Lettered Edge (1807-1836) --- Capped Bust, Reeded Edge – 50 CENTS Reverse (1836-1837) --- Capped Bust, Reeded Edge – HALF DOL. Reverse (1838-1839).
Bust Half Dollars are extensively collected by date as well as by die varieties.
#203019: Only 23,464 of this classic first year U.S. half dollar were minted. This example is a picture perfect coin for the grade with an even strike, nice detail, and very attractive color & surfaces. Many of the surviving 1794 halves are damaged and won't grade at the major services. This beauty is sure to please!
#203034: CAC. An exceptionally pleasing and problem-free example of this classic early half dollar!
#138314: A very attractive, problem-free example of this popular Flowing Hair type.
#133611: A super example of this classic early rarity. Only 29,890 minted with a very low survival rate and few as nice as this coin. Problem-free with nice original silver-steel color and very close to Extra Fine as the VF-35 grade suggests!
#138157: O-101. An attractive well struck example of this scarce overdate.
#121333: Draped Bust. Nice light silver-gray with lots of luster remaining. A lovely coin from the final year for Draped Bust half dollars.
#137466: Draped Bust. Original steel-gray color and problem-free. Nice!
#138559: Attractive steel-grey surfaces with traces of mint luster. Very nice!
#204832: Amazingly well struck with incredible reflective surfaces. The luster is intense and mostly white with a very faint golden-gray hue. I remember seeing this coin in the 1970's offered at auction as a Proof! It takes an amazing coin to leave such a long lasting impression!
#139239: Extremely well struck with no significant marks and beautiful original toning. A fabulous addition to a high quality date or type set!
#207376: CAC approved. Square Base 2. A gorgeous coin with fiery mint luster and light golden-tan toning. The strike is sharp and there are very few marks on this very impressive, near-Gem early half dollar!
#206910: Square Base 2, Small 8, Large Letters. Well struck and lustrous with light silver-gray and gold surfaces.
#206717: A fantastic Bust Half with remarkably intense original luster and a needle-sharp strike. The obverse has light iridescent toning of champagne-gold and blue. It has only a few very minor marks. As neat as the obverse is, the reverse is even better. It has a bit less color and is essentially void of marks. This beautiful coin really is a work of art!
#137867: O-114. Sharp strike with attractive russet toning and just the barest 'rub' on the highest points.
#203414: Small Date, Small Letters. An attractive example that is reasonably well struck for this issue.
#203356: Small Date, Small Letters. Very attractive multicolor toning over outstanding surfaces.