The 1807 Half Cent features the wonderful Draped Bust design created by Robert Scot and used on all Half Cents from 1800 to 1808. It’s also an extremely rare piece because only around 4,000 examples are known, meaning there is only a limited number of these pieces in the hands of collectors today. There is also one variety featuring a tall 7, which is highly coveted. It is believed that the tall 7 was intended for Cent coins but somehow found its way onto some of the Half Cents dated 1807.
On the obverse of the 1807 Draped Bust Half Cent is a right-facing Lady Liberty with curled hair dressed in a ribbon. She is wearing drapery around her bust, hence the name Draped Bust Half Cent. Liberty is joined by two inscriptions including LIBERTY above her head and the date 1807 below her image.
The reverse displays a simple yet elegant wreath, which is being held together by a bow that is situated above 1/200. Located in the center of the wreath is the coin’s HALF CENT value, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the edge of the reverse design.
There is only one 1807 Draped Bust Half Cent variety and it is easily identifiable. Some 1807 Half Cents produced at the Philadelphia Mint, where all Draped Bust Half Cents were struck with no mintmark, have a very tall 7 in the 1807 date. Apparently, the tall 7 was meant only for some Cent coins that had been produced with the 1806 date and had to be repunched with a 7. However, the tall 7 ended up being struck on some of the Half Cent coins dated 1807 as well. This variety is considered to be rare, as are uncirculated and extremely fine 1807 specimens.
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