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Obverse of 1811 Half Dollar     Reverse of 1811 Half Dollar


1811 HALF DOLLAR

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 1,203,644
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 1811 Half Dollars were struck at Philadelphia)
   

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc.

Varieties (13):
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  

Notes:
The finest "Large 8" examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.

The finest "Small 8" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest "1811/10" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

NGC MS-65 (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14, 2000, Lot 1096

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