1804 1/2C Plain 4, Stems, BN AU55BN

PCGS#: 1066

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The two most obvious differences on 1804 Half Cents relate to the 4 of the date.  On some coins the horizontal crossbar of the 4 ends with a vertical crosslet; on others the 4 has no crosslet.  The Plain 4 is slightly more common than the Crosslet 4.

The Plain 4 obverse is combined with two different reverse types: Stems at the base of the wreath and No Stems at the base of the wreath. 

Only one die variety (Cohen 11) qualifies as the Plain 4, Stems variety.

Uncirculated examples of the 1804 Plain 4, Stems Half Cent are very rare, especially with even a trace of original red color.  Low-end circulated examples can be found without too much difficulty, but high-end AU examples are quite scarce.

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,055,312 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 50 R-8.5 2 / 18 TIE 2 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 3 / 18 3 / 18
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS61BN PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade   (Cohen 11) ESM Collection