22 mm. 5.0 grms. A rather crude counterfeit copy that retains no trace of the original gold wash or plating. The date has the distinctive appearance of '1889' but close study finds the second 8 is simply a Closed 3--no trifling blunder given the final appearance of this type of half eagle was 1838. While a coin dated 1839 of the wrong type may not be noticed--during 1838--, certainly trying to pass a counterfeit coin from a style that has not been made for 50 years would be more likely to encounter scrutiny, something no successful counterfeiter would want! Smooth wear and surfaces, possibly struck to look warn from the beginning to aid in passing. Considerably light in weight, 5.0 grms versus the standard at the time of 8.24 grms.