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1826 HALF DOLLAR

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 4,004,180
Proofs: est. 10

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)

   

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Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1712, "Overton-113a", sold for $5,060.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8366, "O-112", illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 943, "Overton-102", plated, unsold

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 944, "Overton-108a", plated, sold for $603.75

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 375, "Overton-102", plated, sold for $575.00

MS-62.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6816, "Overton-111a, Rarity-2," not illustrated, sold for $575.00

PCGS MS-62, Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 949, "Overton-118a", not plated, unsold

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 947, "Overton-118", not plated, sold for $402.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 948, "Overton-118a", plated, sold for $776.25

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 950, "Overton-118a", not plated, sold for $373.75

ANACS AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5983, "O-107", not illustrated, sold for $287.50

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 946, "Overton-117", not plated, sold for $74.75

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 376, "Overton-102", sold for $431.25

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 377, "Overton-118", plated, sold for $322.00

Choice AU.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 378, "Overton-118a", not plated, sold for $149.50

PCI AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 701, "O-120a", not illustrated, sold for $195.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 376, "Overton-111a", not plated, sold for $517.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 945, "Overton-112", not plated, sold for $172.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 380, "Overton-118a", sold for $207.00

Choice Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 377, "Overton-103", sold for $1,035.00

Choice Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 378, "Overton-108a", sold for $172.50

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

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
Overton 116 -
Overton 117 -
Overton 118
Overton 119 -
Overton 120

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