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1809 HALF DOLLAR

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 1,405,810
Proofs: 0

Designer: John Reich

Diameter: 32-33 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%

Weight:  208 grains (13.48 grams)

Edge: Lettered ("FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR")

Mintmark: None (all 1809 Half Dollars were struck at Philadelphia)
   

Varieties:
Overton 101  
Overton 102  
Overton 103  
Overton 104  
Overton 105  
Overton 106  
Overton 107  
Overton 108  
Overton 109  
Overton 110  
Overton 111  
Overton 112  
Overton 113  
Overton 114  
Overton 115 

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

Net AU-55, sharpness of AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1682 sold for $632.50

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.

The finest "XXX Edge" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

The finest "III Edge" examples graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

Sources and/or recommended reading: "Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836", Third Edition, by Al C. Overton and Don Parsley

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service