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1842-O HALF DOLLAR

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 957,000
Proofs: 0

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: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below the eagle on the reverse

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Notes:
The finest "1842 Reverse" examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-64's.

The finest "1839 Reverse" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

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