Reeded Edge Half Dollars (1836 - 1839)
Reeded Edge Half Dollars - APMEX offers a superb selection of Reeded Edge Half Dollars. Designed by Christian Gobrecht, the Reeded Edge Half Dollars are among the first U.S. coins made for circulation on the new steam press in 1836. The obverse features the portrait of Liberty, while the reverse depicts an American eagle clutching a cluster of arrows and an olive branch in its talons, symbolic of war and peace. This very short-lived type was first minted in 1836 but discontinued after 1839.
The United States Mint, located in Philadelphia, implemented the newly invented steam press in 1836 giving another option to coin making and production. Even though these half dollar coins were rare and short lived, they offer numismatic collectors great value and a historical piece of coinage.
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