1808 1/2C, BN VF20BN

CERTIFICATION#: -38158
PCGS#: 1107

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $2.1

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 1808 Half Cents are found with a "normal" date and an overdate (last 8 over a 7).  "Normal" is in parentheses because the date is actually quite unusual -- the final 8 of the date was constructed by punching the zero of the denomination into the coin twice. Thus, the final 8 does not match the first 8 at all. 

The "Normal" 1808 Half Cent is one of the more common dates in the series.  While several Unicrculated examples are known, none have earned the Red-Brown or Red designations.  Thus, the collector is left with mostly Brown examples, with only a trace of original mint red at best.

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Plain
Mintage: 400,000 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
15
170
15
45+
750
50+
1,100
53
1,400
9
53+
1,500
55+
2,100
58+
2,600
62+
5,900
63+
9,000
64
15,000
2
64+
71,000
1

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 20 R-9.1 4 / 18 TIE 4 / 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  
3 MS63BN PCGS grade
3 MS63BN PCGS grade   (Cohen 8) ESM Collection
3 MS63BN PCGS grade