1829 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE
PCGS No: 8139, 8151
Circulation strikes: 57,442
Proofs: estimated 5
Designer: John Reich &
Robert Scot, modified later in the year by William Kneass
Diameter: 25 mm, reduced later
in the year to 23.8 millimeters
Gold - 91.7%
Silver and Copper - 8.3%
Weight: 135 grains (8.748 grams)
Mintmark: None (all dates of
this type were struck at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mint)
Images courtesy of Hanks
Large Date (Large Diameter)
Small Date (Reduced Diameter)
The finest Uncirculated 1829 Large Date Half Eagle graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.
The finest Uncirculated 1829
Small Date Half Eagle graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.
PCGS MS-66. Ex - Harlan P. Smith, 1906 - John H. Clapp, 1942 - Louis
Eliasberg - Bowers "Eliasberg" Sale, October 1982 - the Pogue Family collection (this piece was displayed
by David Akers at the 2002 American Numismatic Association
(illustrated above). Ex - Garrett collection - Rogers collection.
One of only seven known examples with a Large Date.
Sources and/or recommended
"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