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Obverse of 1828 Half Eagle     Reverse of 1828 Half Eagle


1828 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8138

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 28,029
Proofs: estimated 5

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

Varieties (2):
Normal Date - Extremely Rare
1828/7 - Extremely Rare

Notes:
The finest 1828/7 Half Eagle graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

Significant examples:
see individual varieties

Recent appearances:
see individual varieties

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