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.
Strong detail with problem-free coin-gray surfaces.
2 Leaves. Nice problem-free two-toned gray surfaces. The detail is strong and even for the grade.
Well detailed with warm steel-gray surfaces.
O-111a, 6 over Inverted 6. Strong detail with medium gray surfaces that have a touch of gold at the periphery.
Overton 116. Pointed 6, Stem. Sharp detail with pleasing natural gray surfaces.
CAC. Overton-115. Pointed 6, Stem. Strong detail with pleasing, problem-free steel-gray surfaces that retain a touch of luster.
O-115. Pointed 6, Stem. Well detailed with natural coin-gray surfaces.
Overton 103. Large Stars. Even wear and strong overall detail with a pleasing appearance.
Capped Bust, Large Stars.
Capped Bust. Large Stars. 50/20.Well detailed with problem-free dove-gray surfaces that retain a touch of mint luster.
A beautiful borderline unc. with very lustrous champagne-white surfaces, a sharp strike, and just the barest touch of friction.
Sharp detail and richly toned original surfaces.
Sharply struck with brilliant surfaces that have a subtle champagne hue.
O-101. Sharp detail with attractive light silver-gray surfaces that still exhibit ample amounts of remnant luster.
Sharp detail with light silver-gray surfaces that retain considerable original mint luster. A scarce date with just 47,150 minted. The dates before and after had mintages in the millions!