Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust Half Dollars (1796-1807)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 301,076
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $8.82 (11/27/2020)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1807 DRAPED 50C MS obverse 1807 DRAPED 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage figure that appears here and in most catalogs is mostly speculative, as two types of half dollar were coined during 1807, and the Mint made no distinction between these in its reports. Author Steve M. Tompkins has estimated that the Draped Bust Halves of this date comprised the 18 deliveries made from March 2 through September 14. These total 760,076 coins and conform more closely to the relative numbers of surviving Draped Bust versus Capped Bust Half Dollars.

Some 11 die marriages are known today, these resulting from the combining of eight obverses and six reverses. None of these varieties is distinctive enough to merit mention in standard catalogs, and they appeal solely to series specialists seeking completion. The rarest of these varieties is O-115, discovered in 2004 and certified by NGC. It's number follows those of the Capped Bust type solely because Al Overton neglected to allow for additional varieties of this type. Also rather scarce is O-101, but the others are generally available in worn condition.

While there are more than the usual number of Mint State examples for 1807, this issue is often seen poorly struck. Collectors are advised to seek only well struck coins from fairly fresh dies, regardless of certified grade.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1807 DRAPED 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 215 315 465 785 1890 4300 4700 6050 7500 9150 10000 12000 18500 32500 91500 200000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 14250 23000 - 142500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1279
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1807 DRAPED 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base11631281903451331193943527731820121862----1279
------1---1-----------2
-------------2122-----7
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Total11631281903451331203943527831822132082----1288
 1%5%10%15%27%10%9%3%3%4%6%0%1%2%1%2%1%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1807 DRAPED 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3363954235637451483198123682751297332683447401646945158682081531094519995295674435767447
3564044706249911649211024962825307133283637424248495712726490841396223186344975205470819
0000002110249628253071332836374242484957127264908413962231863449700
00000022392623289931703387382644685003626677091001416978263763942700
1807 DRAPED 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3363954235637451483198123682751297332683447401646945158682081531094519995295674435767447
3564044706249911649211024962825307133283637424248495712726490841396223186344975205470819
0000002110249628253071332836374242484957127264908413962231863449700
00000022392623289931703387382644685003626677091001416978263763942700
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 1981
Owner: goldsaint
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 1483
Owner: gpnyc1
 
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