1825 1/2C, BN MS65BN

CERTIFICATION#: 50089403
PCGS#: 1141

Owner's Comments

C2

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1825 Half Cent has a low mintage of 63,000 pieces, a figure that is just slightly lower than that of the more highly valued 1811.  Two die varieties are known for this year, both sharing the same reverse, but with different obverses.  The difference between the two obverses is slight and relates mainly to the position of the 5 of the date relative to the lowest hair curl.  Some 1825 Half Cents (mostly of the Cohen 1 variety) have a curious edge bump that appears to have been caused when the metal from the planchet flowed into a tiny gap in the collar.  The "bump" appears in various positions around the edge of different 1825 Half Cents, indicating that the collar rotated as the coins were being struck.

Decades ago, when I collected Half Cents by variety, I purchased as many 1825 Half Cents as I could find and afford.  I eventually had a "roll" of forty pieces, which I sold intact at the 1982 ANA Convention in Boston.

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Plain
Mintage: 63,000 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
2
22
3
28
4
55
6
59
1
45+
235
50+
325
53+
400
55+
475
58+
575
62+
1,350
63+
2,100
64+
4,650
65
6,000
5

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 75 R-8.2 7 / 16 7 / 16
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 6 / 16 6 / 16

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade   (Cohen 2) ESM Collection
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN estimated grade  
1 MS65BN estimated grade