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Obverse of 1802 Half Eagle     Reverse of 1802 Half Eagle


1802 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8083

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 53,176
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 Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Norman Stack - Offered by Hanks & Associates, Inc. for $185,000 in the September 20, 1999 issue of Coin World

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7587, "B-2, Miller-52, 1802/1", illustrated, sold for $18,400.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8929, "B-1a, Miller-46", plated, sold for $8,280.00  From the Clyde Godfrey Collection

NGC MS-61 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2179, sold for $7,245.00 "to the book"

NGC AU-58.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 696, "1802/1, Breen 1-D, B-6440, Rarity-4", illustrated, sold for $5,060.00  On the variety (Low Overdate) offered here, the date is lower in the field and considerably away from the bust; on another variety of the year, the "High Overdate," the date numerals are considerably closer to the bust above, with the 2 virtually touching the bust line.

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 301, "Breen-21, High Overdate", illustrated, sold for $4,600.00  From Superior's sale of the Charles Ruby Collection, February 1974, Lot 1790

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 498, "1802/1, Breen-6440, B-2f", illustrated, sold for $4,370.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 38, "Breen-1j, not in Miller, the Breen discovery coin", plated, sold for $8,625.00  Ex Abner Kreisberg's sale of November 30, 1964, lot 2346

NGC AU-53.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3677, "2 over 1", sold for $5,520.00

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 302, "Breen-2F, High Overdate", illustrated, sold for $3,680.00  From Stack's sale of November 1974, Lot 110

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 303, "Breen-1C, Low Overdate", illustrated, sold for $1,725.00  From Quality Sales Corporation's sale of the John A. Beck Collection, February 1976, Lot 352

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 304, "Breen-1D, Low Overdate", illustrated, sold for $3,220.00  From Quality Sales Corporation's sale of the John A. Beck Collection, February 1976, Lot 353


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

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