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Obverse of 1831 Half Dollar - Overton 112     Reverse of 1831 Half Dollar - Overton 112


1831 HALF DOLLAR

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 5,873,660
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 (all 1831 Half Dollars were struck at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mint)

   

Images courtesy of a Mid-Atlantic collector

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 -

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 704, illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66's.

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

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

1831 Capped Bust Half Dollar Obverse   1831 Capped Bust Half Dollar Reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions