Popular 1801 Half Dollar, XF40 NGC1801 50C XF40 NGC. O-101, R.3. After a four year hiatus, the United States began to issue Half Dollars again in 1801, using Robert Scot's obverse from 1796-1797 and a new reverse featuring a Heraldic Eagle with olive branch and arrows in hand. The mintage in 1801 was nearly ten times that of 1797 at 30,289 pieces, but these coins are by no means common. This example features medium gray surfaces with accents of rose and gold with some faint mint luster still remaining. Even wear for the grade, without any notable distractions.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24ED, PCGS# 6064)
Weight: 13.48 grams
Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper
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