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Obverse of 1831 Half Eagle     Reverse of 1831 Half Eagle


1831 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8153

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 140,594
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-67.

Images courtesy of Hanks & Associates

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

Varieties:
Large 5
Small 5

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3571, sold for $8,050.00

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

 

Obverse of 1831 Half Eagle

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Images courtesy of Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries