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Obverse of 1832 Half Eagle     Reverse of 1832 Half Eagle


1832 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8155, 8156, 8166

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 157,487
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 "12 Stars" example is a single MS-63.

The finest Uncirculated "13 stars" examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-64's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

Images courtesy of Hanks & Associates

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

Significant examples:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8942, "13 Stars, unlisted in Breen, Miller-164", plated, sold for $34,500.00  From the Dr. Robert W. Dingle Collection

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-50. 

Varieties:
12 Stars on obverse
13 Stars on obverse


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

 
 

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