Occoindealer's 1836 Bust Half Dollar "circ Cameo" Vf, Tiny Rim Bump Under "8" In Date

This is Occoindealer's 1836 Bust Half Dollar "circ Cameo" Vf, Tiny Rim Bump Under "8" In Date.

In 1796, Congress responded to the almost universal dissatisfaction of the first coins (Flowing Hair) and decreed a new design. As was the custom of the time, all denominations bore the same design or, in this case, the same obverse. By Congressional decree, certain features were required: The eagle, the word Liberty, stars and United States of America.

It was not considered necessary to include the value of the coin since it could be discerned from its size based on the precious metal content. Thus, the half dime was the smallest silver coin (containing 1/20 of the amount of silver in a dollar) and each denomination was larger up to the silver dollar.


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