1803 1/2C, BN VF20BN

CERTIFICATION#: -31545
PCGS#: 1060

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. CSNS Convention (1955) Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $440

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1803 Half Cent is a somewhat scarce date thanks to a relatively low mintage.  It is not nearly as rare as the 1802 or nearly as common as the 1804, but is more akin to the 1800 or the 1807.  Four die varieties comprise this date, only one of which is rare (Cohen 2).  High grade examples are rare, especially with enough original color to earn the Red & Brown designation.  Only a handful of Uncirculated examples are known and none are known in MS-65 or better. 

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Plain
Mintage: 92,000 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
1
55
3
36
45+
1,250
50+
1,900
53+
2,200
55+
2,650
58+
3,650
60
4,500
1
62+
6,500
63+
8,400
64
10,000
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 500 R-6.0 11 / 18 TIE 11 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 6 / 18 TIE 6 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64BN PCGS grade  
1 MS64BN PCGS grade  
1 MS64BN estimated grade  
1 MS64BN estimated grade  
5 MS63BN PCGS grade