1808 Half Eagle Varieties | Capped Bust Half Eagles by Date | Half Eagles by Type

Obverse of 1808 Half Eagle - Final 8 over 7     Reverse of 1808 Half Eagle - Final 8 over 7


1808 HALF EAGLE -
"Final 8 over 7" Overdate

PCGS No: 8103

Rarity: 
Rare

Variety Equivalents: Breen 6454, Breen 6455, Breen 1-A, Breen 2-A, and PCGS 8103

Notes:
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 & Associates

Significant examples of this overdate:
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

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

Recent Sales:
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 reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2002" by the Professional Coin Grading Service