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1805 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6069, 6070

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 211,722
Proofs: none

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 32.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%

Weight: 208 grains (13.5 grams)

Edge: Lettered - FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR (various ornaments between words)

Mintmark: None (all dates of this type were struck at Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Wynn Carner

Varieties (14):
1805/4 Overdate
   Overton 101 -
   Overton 102 -
   Overton 103 -

Normal Date
   Overton 104 -
   Overton 105 -
   Overton 106 -
   Overton 107 -
   Overton 108 -
   Overton 109 -
   Overton 110 -
   Overton 111 - Scarce
   Overton 112
   Overton 113 -
   Overton 114 - 

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-61's.

The finest Uncirculated "1805/4" examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65's.

Significant examples:
See variety listings

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1669, "Overton-113a" sold for $862.50

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836", Third Edition, by Al C. Overton and Don Parsley

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service