Production of the half dime was resumed in 1829 after more than twenty years. The reason for the large gap in production is not known, but it could possibly be that there was a demand for a coin that was larger than a cent but smaller than a dime.
Designer: Willaim Kneass adapting the design of John Reich
Years Minted: 1829-1837
Weight: 1.35 grams
Composition: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper; changed to 90% fine in 1837
Diameter: Approx. 15.5 mm