1804 1/2C Plain 4 No Stems, BN XF40BN

CERTIFICATION#: -38151
PCGS#: 1063

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $2.85

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The two most obvious differences on 1804 Half Cents relate to the 4 of the date.  On some coins the horizontal crossbar of the 4 ends with a vertical crosslet; on others the 4 has no crosslet.  The Crosslet 4 is slightly lesscommon than the Plain 4.

The Plain 4 obverse is combined with two different reverse types: Stems at the base of the wreath and No Stems at the base of the wreath. 

Only one die variety (Cohen 13) qualifies as the Plain 4, No Stems variety.

Uncirculated examples of the 1804 Plain 4, No Stems Half Cent are scarce, but are the most "common" of any of the 1804 Half Cent varieties.  Brown Mint State examples are the easiest to find.  Red-Brown examples are much tougher and full Red examples are exceedingly rare.

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,055,312 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
3
36
6
72
2
45+
575
50+
785
53+
975
55+
1,150
58+
1,500
1
62+
2,800
63+
4,500
64+
7,900

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 18 / 18 18 / 18
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 14 / 18 14 / 18
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 6 / 18 6 / 18

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade   M.R. Brown, 8/1953, $8 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:130, $3,300