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Obverse of 1828 Half Dollar     Reverse of 1828 Half Dollar


1828 HALF DOLLAR

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 3,075,200
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)

   

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc. ( Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection" Sale - Part 1, February 18-20, 2001)

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
Overton 121 -
Overton 122 -
Overton 123 -

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 282, "Curl Base 2, No Knob", sold for $460.00

Notes:
The finest "Curl 2, No Knob" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest "Curl 2, Knob" examples graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

The finest "Square 2, Large 8" examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.

The finest "Square 2, Small 8" examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-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