1796 1/2C With Pole, RB MS64RB

CERTIFICATION#: 06593033
PCGS#: 1028

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 1796 Half Cents are known on planchets made from rolled copper strips or cut-down U.S. Large Cents, with the latter being extremely rare.

This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1796 Cohen 1

Most examples seen of this variety are in circulated condition, although a number of choice Mint State examples are known.

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: John Smith Gardner Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,390 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
63
300,000
64
450,000
1
64+
1
65
-
0
65+
718,000
1
66
850,000
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 4 R-9.8 5 / 10 TIE 5 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 5 / 10 TIE 5 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 5 / 10 6 / 12

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
3 MS65RB estimated grade  
4 MS64RB PCGS grade  
4 MS64RB estimated grade