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Obverse of 1814/3 Half Eagle     Reverse of 1814/3 Half Eagle


1814 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8117

Mintage:
 
Circulation strikes: 15,454
Proofs: 0

Designer: Robert Scot & John Reich

Diameter: 25 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 91.7%
Silver and Copper - 8.3%

Weight: 135 grains (8.748 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Images courtesy of Hanks & Associates

Select Uncirculated (illustrated above).  The Rogers collection.

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 503, "Breen-6468", illustrated, not sold

NGC AU-53.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8940, "B-1a, Miller-121", plated, sold for $3,852.50  From the Dr. Robert W. Dingle Collection

Notes:
All 1814 Half Eagles are overdates, with a "3" visible beneath the "4".

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-64's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"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