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Obverse of 1796 Half Eagle     Reverse of 1796 Half Eagle


1796 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8067

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 6,196
Proofs: 0

Designer: Robert Scot

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

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1346, "Miller-16, 6 over 5", illustrated, sold for $26,450.00  Purchased from Abner Kreisberg many years ago

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

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