1809 1/2C Circle in 0, BN AU55BN

CERTIFICATION#: 25508155
PCGS#: 1129

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1809 "Circle in 0" Half Cent variety was created when a larger 0 was punched over a smaller 0 in the date. The initial 0 must have been from a punch intended for the Half Eagle (the 0's on the Dime and Quarter Eagle were too small), and both the Half Cent and the Half Eagle share similar shaped 9's.  While not a particularly rare variety, this issue is very difficult to find in high circulated grades and is nearly impossible to find in Mint State. 

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,154,572 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
6
64
1
8
76
1
10
80
12
87
2
15
93
1
25
210
35
350
4
45
825
3
45+
850
50+
975
53
1,050
53+
1,075
55+
1,320
58+
1,780
60
2,500
62
5,500
1
64
15,000
1
66
89,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 300 R-6.4 3 / 16 3 / 16
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 3 / 16 3 / 16
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 16 1 / 16

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS62BN PCGS grade
3 MS60BN PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade