1833 1/2C, BN MS64BN

CERTIFICATION#: -38168
PCGS#: 1162

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $1.85

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1833 Half Cent is one of the more common of the Classic Head Half Cents.  Only one die variety comprises the entire mintage for this year, so there is little tension between type and variety collectors that might run up the price of this date. 

Hundreds of Mint State examples survive of this date, mostly in Brown or with traces of mint red.  Red-Brown examples are approximately five times as rare as Brown examples, and full Red examples are 30-40 times as rare as Brown examples.

On the plus side, more MS66 examples exist of this date than any other Classic Head Half Cent, though they are rare indeed.  The best example sis a single PCGS MS66RB.

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Plain
Mintage: 120,000 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
2
22
1
3
28
4
55
6
59
8
69
1
10
72
12
76
2
20
100
30
120
12
45+
185
50+
215
53+
235
55+
270
58+
305
62+
475
1
63+
750
1
64+
1,350
1
65+
2,750

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 11 / 16 TIE 11 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 12 / 16 TIE 12 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 12 / 16 TIE 12 / 16 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade
1 MS66BN PCGS grade  
1 MS66BN PCGS grade  
1 MS66BN PCGS grade  
1 MS66BN estimated grade