1826 1/2C, BN MS65BN

CERTIFICATION#: 08340693
PCGS#: 1144

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1826 Half Cent is a relatively common date that can be found with ease in most circulated grades and in Mint State grades up to MS64.  In Gem condition, this datre becomes very rare and none have been certified above MS65.  PCGS has certified half a dozen Red-Brown examples, but none in full Red.  Two die marriages (die varieties) are known for this date, both of which are of roughly equal rarity.

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Plain
Mintage: 234,000 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
2
22
3
28
6
59
1
45+
200
50+
230
1
53+
250
55+
285
58+
340
1
62+
625
63+
1,000
1
64+
2,100
1
65+
7,500
66
16,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 8 / 16 TIE 8 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 8 / 16 TIE 8 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 7 / 16 TIE 7 / 16 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade   (Cohen 1) ESM Collection
1 MS65BN PCGS grade   Heritage 1/2009:154
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade