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Coins Certified as of 12/6

My Coin #04020338

1809/6 1/2C 9 over inverted 9, BN MS65BN

CERTIFICATION#: 04020338
PCGS#: 1126

Owner's Comments

C5

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: For decades, this variety has been known as the 1809/6 overdate, implying that the final digit is a 9 struck over a 6.  However, such is not the case, as there never was an 1806 dated Classic Head Half Cent.  In this case, the 9 of the date was punched into the die upside-down, thus appearing as a 6.  The error was caught immediately and corrected by repunching the 9 in the proper orientation over the previous "6".  Today, the variety is very popular since it is the only "overdate" in the Classic Head series.

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,154,572 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,200 R-4.9 7 / 16 7 / 16
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 4 / 16 TIE 4 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 16 TIE 2 / 16 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection (valued by Newcomb at $4), sold privately in 1935 - B. Max Mehl, sold privately in 1935 - Col. E. H. R. Green Collection (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Green Estate at 75¢ on 8/9/1937), sold in 4/1943 for 75¢ - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 09.5.9) - Goldbergs 1/2014:97, $60,375

1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Doris E. Nelson - Toby and Doris E. (Nelson) Szymanski (the "TAD" collection) - Stack's 3/1975:842, $500 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 09.5.2) - Goldbergs 1/2014:96, $55,200

1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Michael Moriarty, sold privately in 6/1986 - Carvin Goodridge Collection - Goldbergs 9/2012:257 - Jim McGuigan Collection

4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade