1796 Draped Bust Half Dollars : 16 Stars

Small Eagle Reverse

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper

Diameter: 32.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 13.48 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1796 Draped Bust Half Dollar - 16 Stars
This variety of the 1796 Draped Bust Half Dollar has 16 stars on the obverse of the coin (Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries). The other major variety has 15 stars on the obverse. The difference between the 15 stars vs 16 stars 1796 half dollar is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1796 15 Stars vs 16 Stars Draped Bust Half Dollar - Difference and Comparison
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
$37,105$44,539$57,091$69,656$109,177$172,924$295,627$494,238-

The 1796 Draped Bust Half Dollar (16 Stars Variety) is worth $44,539 in average condition and can be worth $295,627 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $6.3412





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