- USA Coin Book
- Half Dimes
- Draped Bust
- 1796-P : 6 Over 5
1796 Draped Bust Half Dimes : 6 Over 5
Small Eagle Reverse
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper
Diameter: 16.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 1.35 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
One major variety is the 1796/5 Draped Bust Half Dime with the 1796 date struck over a 1795 date. (No 1795 Draped Bust Half Dimes were ever produced.) Part of the underlying "5" is still visible under the "6" as depicted by the arrow in the example image of the coin above. Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
The 1796 Draped Bust Half Dime (6 Over 5 Variety) is worth $1,776 in average condition and can be worth $25,701 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: $0.6428
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