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Coins Certified as of 7/27

My Coin #09926675

1793 1/2C, BN PO1BN

CERTIFICATION#: 09926675
PCGS#: 1000

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The Liberty Cap - Head Left design was used only in 1793 and, along with the 1793 Chain Cents, was one of the first coins struck at the U.S. Mint.  Four die varieties, of roughly equal rarity, make up the entire mintage of just over 35,000 pieces.  High grade pieces are very rare, as are coins with nice surfaces, perfect planchets, and original, chocolate-brown color.  Demand for this date is very high because it is a first and only year of the type.

Varieties (4):
Cohen 1 - Scarce
Cohen 2 - Scarce
Cohen 3 - Scarce
Cohen 4 - Scarce
Baker 27 - Washington Head Half Cent

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"American Half Cents - Second Edition" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.

"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857" by Walter Breen

Related collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club

Diameter: 22.00 millimeters Designer: Unknown Edge: Lettered: TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR
Mintage: 35,334 Weight: 6.74 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 1,090 R-4.9 1 / 1 1 / 1
60 or Better 43 R-8.6 1 / 1 1 / 1
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 1 / 1 1 / 1

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade

George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:3598, $35 - Clarence S. Bement Collection - Henry Chapman 5/1916:413, $35 - S. H. Chapman - Dr. Christian A. Allenburger Collection - B. Max Mehl 3/1948:311 - Philip M. Showers Collection - Stack's, sold privately in 1969 - Willis Harrington duPont Collection - Fred S. "Freddy" Werner, sold privately in 2/1976 - Superior, sold privately in 2/1976 - Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.), sold privately on 4/20/1976 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 93.4.1) - Goldbergs 1/2014:6, $920,000

1 MS66BN PCGS grade

T. James Clarke Collection - Charles M. Williams Collection - Numismatic Gallery 12/1950:659 - Harold Bareford Collection - William J. Bareford Collection - Jules Reiver Collection, sold privately in 6/1984 - Jim McGuigan Collection

3 MS65BN PCGS grade

Charles Morris Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 4/1905:857 - Allison W. Jackman Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1918:851 - Virgil M. Brand Collection - Horace and Armin Brand - Armin Brand, consigned to the following on 8/1935 - Burdette G. Johnson - Douglas Weaver, sold privately in 1/1972 - George W. "Hank" Rodgers, sold privately on 3/27/1972 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 93.3.1) - Goldbergs 1/2014:4, $718,750 - Larry Hanks and Richard Burdick, as agents for the following) - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers 2/2016:3001, $446,500 - Stack's/Bowers 2/2016:3001, $446,500

3 MS65BN PCGS grade

Frederick Reed "F. R." Alvord Collection - S. H. Chapman 6/1924:8 (as Raw Uncirculated), $68 - Henry Chapman, privately - Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection (valued by Newcomb at $32.50), sold privately in 1935 - B. Max Mehl, who purchased the entire half cent collection of Howard Rounds Newcomb in 1935, advertised it for sale on page 814 in the November 1935 issue of The Numismatist, and sold the collection intact to E. H. R. Green) - "Colonel" Edward Howland Robinson "E. H. R." Green collection (appraised by Frederick Charles Cogswell "F. C. C." Boyd for the Green Estate at $15 on 8/9/1937), sold in 4/1943 for $30.01 - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Coin Co.) - Burdette G. Johnson, valued by his estate at $125 - Charles J. duPont Collection - Stack's “Anderson-Dupont” 11/1954:1029 (as Raw Mint State), $675 - Harold S. Bareford, 4/1978 - William J. Bareford, sold 6/1984 (via Julius "Jules" Reiver) - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 93.1.3) - Goldbergs 1/2014:1, $379,500

3 MS65BN PCGS grade  

Joseph Brobston Collection - Stack's FPL 1/1963, offered at $2,500 - Stack’s “Gardner Collection 2/1965:1109, $4,800