1802/0 1/2C Reverse of 1800, BN VG8BN

CERTIFICATION#: 21308177
PCGS#: 1054

Owner's Comments

C1

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1802 "Reverse of 1800" is one of the rarest of all U.S. Half Cents.  As the name indicates, the reverse of this variety is a holdover from 1800; in fact, it is the very same reverse that was used to strike 1800 Half Cents.  Sometime in 1802, the old reverse was retired from use and a new reverse (Reverse of 1802) was utilized.  At least one example of this rare variety shows the undertype of an error large cent that was cut down and re-used as a planchet.  Most examples of the 1802 Reverse of 1800 Half Cents are in low grade and none are known in grades above Extremely Fine.

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Plain
Mintage: 20,266 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
3
18,000
1
4
28,500
1
6
32,000
10
50,000
1
12
57,500
15
65,000
2
20
75,000
25
85,000
30
95,000
3
35
105,000
40
120,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 25 R-9.0 1 / 18 1 / 18
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 XF40 PCGS grade  
2 VF30 PCGS grade Missouri Cabinet
2 VF30 PCGS grade  
2 VF30 PCGS grade  
5 F15 PCGS grade