1819 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE
PCGS Nos: 8123, 8124
Circulation strikes: 51,723
Designer: Robert Scot & John
Diameter: 25 millimeters
Gold - 91.7%
Silver and Copper - 8.3%
Weight: 135 grains (8.748 grams)
Mintmark: None (all dates of
this type were struck at the Philadelphia mint)
Images courtesy of Hanks
This is one of the rarest of all Half Eagles despite a deceptively
high mintage figure. PCGS has graded
only seven examples of the date, six are the "D over 0"
variety. PCGS has certified 8 1819 "D/O" Half Eagles, the
finest of which is a single MS-65.
The finest 1819 "Normal Denomination" Half Eagle graded by PCGS is a single
MS-61 (the only one certified by them).
"D over 0" Denomination
(illustrated above). D/0. The Rogers collection.
- Henry Chapman 03/1926
- Bowers & Merena 01/2001:506,
"Close Date, Breen-6475, B-2b", illustrated, not sold
Sources and/or recommended
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial
Coins" by Walter Breen
"The PCGS Population
Report, April 2005" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service