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Obverse of 1830 Half Eagle     Reverse of 1830 Half Eagle


1830 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8152

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 126,351
Proofs: estimated 5

Designer: John Reich & Robert Scot, modified by William Kneass

Diameter: 23.8 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)

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

Images courtesy of Hanks & Associates

Choice Uncirculated (illustrated above).  Ex - the Rogers collection.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1353, illustrated, sold for $71,875.00

Recent appearances:
About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1732, "Small 5 D, Breen 2, Miller 159", plated, sold for $7,762.00

Varieties:
Large 5
Small 5

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