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Obverse of 1819 Half Dollar - Overton 110     Reverse of 1819 Half Dollar - Overton 110


1819 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6117, 6118, 6119

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 2,208,000
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 a Mid-Atlantic collector

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

Notes:
The finest 1819 Half Dollars graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65's.

The finest "1819/8 Small 9" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest "1819/8 Large 9" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

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

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