1805 Draped Bust Half Dollars : All Varieties

Heraldic Eagle Reverse

Mintage: 211,722
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.):
1805 Draped Bust Half Dollar Varieties
There were two major varieties of the 1805 Draped Bust Half Dollar. The most common main variety is the 1805 "Normal Date" variety without any major errors or special overdate features - as depicted above. The other major variety is the 1805/4 "5" Over "4" overdate error in which a "5" was punched over a "4" on the die - which resulted in parts of the underlying "4" being prominently visible on the right side portion of the "5" as depicted below in the example closeup image:

1805/4 Draped Bust Half Dollar - 5 Over 4 Overdate example closeup image

Major Varieties:
1805 Draped Bust Half Dollar - Normal Date
1805/4 Draped Bust Half Dollar - 5 Over 4 Overdate

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)
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MELT VALUE: $6.4376







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