1808 HALF EAGLE -
"Final 8 over 7" Overdate
PCGS No: 8103
Variety Equivalents: Breen 6454,
Breen 6455, Breen 1-A, Breen 2-A, and PCGS 8103
This interesting, overdate variety is approximately three to four
times as rare as the 1808 Half Eagle with a normal date.
Uncirculated examples are extremely rare and seldom seen. The
finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.
Images courtesy of Hanks
Significant examples of this
NGC MS-63. Ex - Stack's
sale of the Albert W. Savage collection, October 1997, Lot 1070 @ $14,300.
NGC AU-58. Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite
Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3688, sold for $6,900.00
above). Ex - the Rogers collection.
Choice About Uncirculated. Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary
Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1724, "Breen 2-A, Miller
104", plated, sold for $5,750.00
Sources and recommended
Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
"The PCGS Population
Report, July 2002" by the Professional Coin Grading Service