1853 arrows & rays, AU
AR 50 Cents, arrows & rays
30.6 mm, 12.43 g.
U.S. Mint, Philadelphia, PA, “Liberty seated” design by Christian Gobrecht & Robert Ball Hughes after Thomas Sully
Obv: border of 13 stars, figure of Liberty seated upon a rock, holding a pole surmounted by a Phrygian Cap, and supporting a shield inscribed LIBERTY. Date in exergue, arrows flanking date
Rev: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / HALF DOL., bald eagle with wings displayed, supporting U.S. escutcheon, rays in field surrounding eagle
AU, iridescent album toning, old cleaning