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Obverse of 1832 Half Dollar     Reverse of 1832 Half Dollar


1832 HALF DOLLAR

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 4,797,000
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 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
Overton 116 -
Overton 117 -
Overton 118
Overton 119
Overton 120
Overton 121
Overton 122 -

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

PCGS graded MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 864, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Flashy and bright with some darker toned areas on the high points. Sharp.", sold for $552.00

NGC graded MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 865, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "… Steel gray toning and well struck. Minor scuffs on the high points.", sold for $345.00

ANACS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 866, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "… Nice surfaces overall, but there are some faint scratches on Liberty's cheek. Blue toned areas near the rims.", sold for $305.00

ANACS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 867, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "… Light yellow gold toning over mint fresh luster. Sharply impressed by the dies.", sold for $241.00

ANACS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 868, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "… Medium yellow gold toning over mint fresh luster. Sharply impressed by the dies.", sold for $241.00

ANACS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 869, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "… Steel gray with blue highlights at the rims, some luster beneath the toning in the fields. Sharp.", sold for $195.00

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

The finest "Large Letters" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-63.

Sources and recommended reading:
Al C. Overton, "Early Half Dollar Varieties 1794-1836"
  
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service