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Obverse of 1822 Half Dollar     Reverse of 1822 Half Dollar


1822 HALF DOLLAR

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 1,559,573
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 David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

Ex - the John Jay Pittman collection

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 examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

The finest "1822/1" examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-64's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-65's.

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