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Obverse of 1821 Half Dollar - Overton 107     Reverse of 1821 Half Dollar - Overton 107


1821 HALF DOLLAR

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 1,305,797
Proofs: est. 5

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 Sheridan Downey

Varieties:
Overton 101
Overton 102
Overton 103
Overton 104
Overton 105
Overton 106
Overton 107

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

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