1829 1/2C, BN MS60BN

CERTIFICATION#: -38166
PCGS#: 1153

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $1.65

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1829 is one of the more common dates of the type, though it is not seen as often as dates like the 1828 and 1832-1835 (unlike some of those dates, the 1829 has never been found in hoards).  Collectors are able to find circulated examples with relative ease and even Mint State examples are not hard to find.  Most Mint State examples fall into the MS-63 grade, with good distribution in the MS-62 and MS-64 grades, as well. Red-Brown examples are very scarce and full Red examples are exceedingly rare (PCGS has certified only one Red example...a single MS-64 Red).

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Plain
Mintage: 487,000 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
2
22
3
28
4
55
2
6
59
1
8
69
2
10
72
3
20
90
5
25
95
5
45+
185
50+
215
53+
235
55+
270
58+
305
60
320
5
62+
475
63+
750
64+
1,350
2
65+
2,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 8 / 16 TIE 8 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 10 / 16 10 / 16
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 7 / 16 TIE 7 / 16 TIE

Condition Census

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