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Obverse of 1800 Half Eagle     Reverse of 1800 Half Eagle


1800 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8082

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 37,628
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)

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-64's.

Images courtesy of Hanks & Associates

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7207, "Small 8/Large 8, B-1a", illustrated, sold for $14,375.00

PCGS MS-62.  Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4000, "Miller-42, Rarity-4", illustrated, sold for $6,900.00

NGC MS-61 (illustrated below).  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara" Sale, November 1999, Lot 6813

NGC MS-61 (illustrated below).  Goldbergs 10/2000:881, "Breen 1B, Rarity 4", $6,267.00

MS-60 Obverse scratches.  Heritage 05-06/2001:6018, "B-1c, Miller-45", plated, not sold

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Superior Auction '89 - Stack's 10/2000:1720, "Breen 1-B, Miller 42, plated, $5,060.00

"Choice About Uncirculated".  Stack's 12/2003:958, $6,037.50, "Breen 1-D (R-4)"

About Uncirculated.  Stack's 09/2000:1541, "Breen-1C", not sold

PCGS AU-58.  Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 299, "Breen-1C, Blundered Mintmark", illustrated, sold for $5,290.00  From Stack's sale of May 1971, Lot 1368; earlier from Chapman's sale of the D.S. Wilson Collection, March 1907 and Stack's sale of the Milton Holmes Collection, October 1960

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 300, "Breen-1C,  Blundered Mintmark", illustrated, sold for $3,450.00  Purchased from Stack's, July 23, 1971

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

1800 Half Eagle Obverse     1800 Half Eagle Reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.

Obverse of 1800 Half Eagle     Reverse of 1800 Half Eagle

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles