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Coins Certified as of 9/2

My Coin #06553856

1796 1/2C With Pole, BN AU55BN

CERTIFICATION#: 06553856
PCGS#: 1027

Owner's Comments

C2

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

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 110 R-7.9 4 / 11 4 / 14
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 5 / 11 TIE 6 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 14

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN estimated grade  
2 MS63BN PCGS grade   Stack’s 7/2008, $253,000 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11167, $402,500
3 MS62BN estimated grade  
3 MS62BN estimated grade  
5 MS60BN estimated grade  

G.M. Klein Collection - W. Elliot Woodward 5/1888:2048 - Col. James W. Ellsworth Collection - Wayte Raymond & John Work Garrett - Hillyer Ryder Collection and Estate - New Netherlands, sold privately - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:23, $25,300