1842 Half Dollars by Variety | Seated Liberty Half Dollars by Date | Half Dollars by Type

Obverse of 1842 Half Dollar - Small Date, Large Letters Reverse     Reverse of 1842 Half Dollar - Small Date, Large Letters Reverse

Small Date, Large Letters Reverse

PCGS No: 6240


Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht; reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 206 grains (13.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

Significant examples:
(illustrated above).  Ex - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc. sale of the John Jay Pittman collection

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8381, not illustrated, sold for $1,495.00  From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko


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