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Obverse of 1833 Half Dollar     Reverse of 1833 Half Dollar


1833 HALF DOLLAR

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 5,206,000
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 Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

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

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

NGC MS-65 (illustrated below).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 283, unsold

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2557, sold for $5,175.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8370, "O-115", not illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

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

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

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

Obverse of 1833 Half Dollar     Reverse of 1833 Half Dollar

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries