1802/0 1/2C Reverse of 1802, BN VF35BN

CERTIFICATION#: 06593890
PCGS#: 1057

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: All 1802 Half Cents are overdates and all show a clear 0 undfer the 2.  The first 1802 Half Cents were made with a reverse of 1800 (single leaves at the top of both branches in the wreath); later versions had a new reverse that was used from 1802 through the end of the Draped Bust type in 1808 (two leaves at the top of the right branch of the wreath).  As a date, the 1802 is considered very scarce and no examples are known above Extremely Fine.  In fact, this is the only date of the Draped Bust type that is unknown in Mint State.  Some 1802 Half Cents were struck on cut-down, defective Large Cents and some show traces of the undertype from the host coin.

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Plain
Mintage: 20,266 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 400 R-6.2 8 / 18 TIE 8 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 XF40 PCGS grade  
2 VF35 PCGS grade
2 VF35 PCGS grade  
2 VF35 PCGS grade  
2 VF35 PCGS grade