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

CERTIFICATION#: 26013107
PCGS#: 1126

Owner's Comments

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
4
58
8
84
15
110
6
45+
375
50+
575
53+
700
55+
850
58+
1,250
60
1,400
62+
2,150
63+
3,450
64+
7,000

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  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade