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1818 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6113

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 1,960,322
Proofs: Rumored to exist

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 (for Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Varieties (15):
Overdate, Large First 8
 
  Overton 101 - Very Common
   Overton 103 - Scarce
Overdate, Small First 8
   Overton 102 - Very Common
Normal Date
   Overton 104 - Scarce
   Overton 105 - Scarce
   Overton 106 - Scarce
   Overton 107 - Very Common
   Overton 108 - Very Common
   Overton 109 - Very Common
   Overton 110 - Very Scarce
   Overton 111 - Very Common
   Overton 112 - Very Common
   Overton 113 - Scarce
   Overton 114 - Scarce
   Overton 115 - Very Scarce

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-65's.

The finest "1818/7 Small 8" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest "1818/7 Large 8" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

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

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