Previous Date | Next Date | Capped Bust Half Eagles by Date | Half Eagles by Type

    


1819 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8123, 8124

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 51,723
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

Notes:
This is one of the rarest of all Half Eagles despite a deceptively high mintage figure.  PCGS has graded only seven examples of the date, six are the "D over 0" variety.  PCGS has certified 8 1819 "D/O" Half Eagles, the finest of which is a single MS-65.  The finest 1819 "Normal Denomination" Half Eagle graded by PCGS is a single MS-61 (the only one certified by them).

Varieties:
Normal Denomination
"D over 0" Denomination

Recent appearances:
About Uncirculated (illustrated above).  D/0.  The Rogers collection.

EF-40
- Henry Chapman 03/1926
- Bowers & Merena 01/2001:506, "Close Date, Breen-6475, B-2b", illustrated, not sold

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2005" by The Professional Coin Grading Service