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1849 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6262, 6393

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,252,000
Proofs: est. 10

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

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-50.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6242, "WB-102, Repunched Date", illustrated, sold for $5635.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 10 MS-64's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

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