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1836 HALF DOLLAR -
REEDED EDGE
(see also 1836 Half Dollar -
Lettered Edge
)

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 1,200
Proofs: est. 20

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight:  208 grains (13.48 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 300, illustrated, sold for $14,950.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6250, illustrated, sold for $9,487.50  From the Alex Highland Collection

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 203, illustrated, sold for $3,335.00

AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5318, illustrated, sold for $2530.00

AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1744, "Reeded Edge", illustrated, sold for $2,398.00

AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1745, "Reeded Edge", illustrated, sold for $2,398.00

ANACS Net EF-45, Au Details, Scratched.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8373, illustrated, sold for $2,070.00  From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1726, sold for $1,955.00

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8372, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00  From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

About Extremely Fine - Historic!.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 981, plated, sold for $1,380.00

VF-35.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1727, sold for $1,610.00

Choice Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 420, sold for $1,092.50


Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-64's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service