1796 1/2C No Pole, BN MS62BN

CERTIFICATION#: 01519977
PCGS#: 1030

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The incredible MS67RB from the Louis Eliasberg collection is one of the great copper coins of all-time. This coin is the only 1796 no pole half cent I've ever seen that has any Red color. And I only know of one other 1796 no pole in mint state condition, a PCGS grade MS62BN. The MS67RB sold at the Elisberg sale in 1996 for $506,000. What a coin!

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: John Smith Gardner Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,390 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
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25,000
1
4
50,000
1
6
65,000
8
100,000
10
125,000
1
12
165,000
2
15
190,000
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240,000
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265,000
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300,000
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600,000
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65
891,000
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 29 R-8.9 2 / 11 2 / 14
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 3 / 11 TIE 4 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 14

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+BN PCGS grade Missouri Cabinet
2 MS62BN PCGS grade
3 AU58 estimated grade  
4 F15 PCGS grade  
5 F12 PCGS grade