1800 1/2C, BN MS60BN

CERTIFICATION#: -38148
PCGS#: 1051

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $4.75

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1800 Half Cent was the first year of the new Draped Bust type.  Only a single variety (Cohen 1) has been identified for this year.  In relative terms, the 1800 Half Cent is one of the most "common" of the type, but it has a raw mintage that would be the envy of any modern coin series.  High grade examples are available, thanks to a small hoard (several of these appeared in the 1980 ANA sale).  The majority of 1800 Half Cents were struck on planchets prepared in England by Boulton & Watt; a much smaller amount were struck on defective Large Cents, which were rolled out and cut-down to Half Cent size. Finding a spot-free example with glossy surfaces and some trace of original red is the goal for collectors seeking a nice 1800 Half Cent.

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Plain
Mintage: 202,908 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
2
44
2
4
68
2
8
94
5
45+
900
50+
1,100
53+
1,300
55+
1,750
58+
2,350
60
2,850
2
62+
4,250
63+
5,500
64+
8,900
65
26,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 16 / 18 TIE 16 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 12 / 18 TIE 12 / 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 PCGS grade  
1 MS64BN PCGS grade  
1 MS64BN estimated grade   American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:92, $8,337.50