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Obverse of 1830 Half Dollar     Reverse of 1830 Half Dollar


1830 HALF DOLLAR

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 4,764,800
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)

Notes:
The finest "Small O" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest "Large O" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-62.

   

Images courtesy of David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

Varieties:
Overton 101
Overton 102
Overton 103
Overton 104
Overton 105
Overton 106
Overton 107
Overton 108 - Scarce
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:
Net EF-40, sharpness of EF-45 or so, lightly cleaned.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 394, illustrated, sold for $3,450.00

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