1804 1/2C Spiked Chin, BN MS65BN

CERTIFICATION#: 21288053
PCGS#: 1075

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1804 Spiked Chin Half Cent is an interesting variety caused when damage occured to an obverse die, resulting in a sharp, spike-like projection jutting out from Liberty's chin.  The Spiked Chin itself is considered a die state, because examples from the same obverse die are known without the damage.  However, the Spiked Chin obverse was used in combination with more than one reverse, so it is also known as a die variety.  The Spiked Chin Half Cent is fairly common, but it commands a premium because of its listing as a major variety in most (if not all) price catalogs.

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,055,312 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
6
80
3
12
160
14
15
185
14
45+
710
50+
985
53+
1,175
55+
1,350
58+
1,800
62+
3,450
63+
4,950
64+
8,900
65
26,000
2
65+
30,500
66
65,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 300 R-6.4 6 / 18 TIE 6 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 6 / 18 TIE 6 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 3 / 18 TIE 3 / 18 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade