The half dollars of 1796-1797, coming from a paltry mintage of 3,918 pieces, are among the most desirable and sought-after coins in American numismatics.
This two-year design type with a Draped Bust obverse and Small Eagle reverse is a must-have coin for the completion of a type collection of U.S. coinage.
Its minuscule mintage and relatively low survival rate result in keen competition among type collectors, which in turn results in high prices, even for low-grade examples that have impairments such as plugs, scratches, cleaning, whizzing, tooling, or other problems.
Demand by early half dollar date and variety specialists further compounds the competition for a limited supply of 1796-1797 halves.
Listed at $90,800 in the CDN CPG and $85,000 in the PCGS price guide.
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