1839 Seated Liberty Half Dollars : Drapery From Elbow

Type 1 - No Motto

Mintage: 1,972,400
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Christian Gobrecht
Metal Composition: 90% Silver - 10% Copper

Diameter: 30.6 mm
Mass / Weight: 13.36 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1839 Seated Liberty Half Dollar - With Drapery From Elbow
There were two major varieties of the 1839 Seated Liberty Half Dollar. This newer variety features the addition of drapery added under the elbow on the right side of the liberty portrait as depicted above. The older version did not incorporate this small bit of drapery into the liberty portrait.
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)
$44$57$67$101$179$296$871$2,292-

The 1839 Seated Liberty Half Dollar (Drapery From Elbow Variety) is worth $57 in average condition and can be worth $871 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: $6.5719





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