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1802/0 1/2C Reverse of 1802, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Half Cents 1800-1808

PCGS XF45BN

PCGS XF45BN

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Comparison of 1802 1/2 Cent Reverses

Comparison of 1802 1/2 Cent Reverses

PCGS XF40BN

PCGS XF40BN

PCGS #:
1057
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
20,266
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 400 R-6.2 8 / 18 TIE 8 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 18
65 or Better 1 / 18
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 18
65 or Better 1 / 18

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU details, scratched PCGS grade

George F. Seavey Collection - William H. Strobridge 6/1873:311, not sold (Lorin G. Parmelee purchased the collection intact before the auction took place) - Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp Co. 6/25/1890:803 (Plate 6) ($20 - E. W. Ropes, New York Coin & Stamp Co. 12/15/1893:428 ($11.75) - Peter Mougey Collection, purchased intact by William H. Woodin - Thomas Elder 9/1910:294, $44 - Allison W. Jackman Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1918:866 (Plate 5) ($51 - Wayte W. Raymond - Frederick C. C. Boyd 1943 (privately) - James A. "Jim" Stack, Sr., 1949 - James A. Stack, Jr. (son) - Stack's 11/29/1989:38 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 02.2.15) - Goldbergs 1/2014:52, $33,350

2 XF45 PCGS grade

Milton A. Holmes Collection - Stack's 10/1960:1290, $300 - Joseph S. Brobston Collection - Stack's Fixed Price List #69 1/1963 (listed at $675) - R. L. Miles, Jr. Collection - Stack's 4/1969:13, $700 - Anthony J. Terranova, sold privately on 9/19/1980 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 02.2.7) - Goldbergs 1/2014:53, $138,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5047, $199,750 - “High Desert” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 XF40 PCGS grade
4 VF35 PCGS grade
4 VF35 PCGS grade
4 VF35 PCGS grade
4 VF35 PCGS grade
8 VF30 PCGS grade PCGS #35125 (MS, Brown)     30
8 VF30 PCGS grade
8 VF30 PCGS grade
#1 AU details, scratched PCGS grade

George F. Seavey Collection - William H. Strobridge 6/1873:311, not sold (Lorin G. Parmelee purchased the collection intact before the auction took place) - Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp Co. 6/25/1890:803 (Plate 6) ($20 - E. W. Ropes, New York Coin & Stamp Co. 12/15/1893:428 ($11.75) - Peter Mougey Collection, purchased intact by William H. Woodin - Thomas Elder 9/1910:294, $44 - Allison W. Jackman Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1918:866 (Plate 5) ($51 - Wayte W. Raymond - Frederick C. C. Boyd 1943 (privately) - James A. "Jim" Stack, Sr., 1949 - James A. Stack, Jr. (son) - Stack's 11/29/1989:38 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 02.2.15) - Goldbergs 1/2014:52, $33,350

#2 XF45 PCGS grade

Milton A. Holmes Collection - Stack's 10/1960:1290, $300 - Joseph S. Brobston Collection - Stack's Fixed Price List #69 1/1963 (listed at $675) - R. L. Miles, Jr. Collection - Stack's 4/1969:13, $700 - Anthony J. Terranova, sold privately on 9/19/1980 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 02.2.7) - Goldbergs 1/2014:53, $138,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5047, $199,750 - “High Desert” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#3 XF40 PCGS grade
#4 VF35 PCGS grade
#4 VF35 PCGS grade
#4 VF35 PCGS grade
#4 VF35 PCGS grade
PCGS #35125 (MS, Brown)     30 #8 VF30 PCGS grade
#8 VF30 PCGS grade
#8 VF30 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

All 1802 Half Cents are overdates and all show a clear 0 undfer the 2. The first 1802 Half Cents were made with a reverse of 1800 (single leaves at the top of both branches in the wreath); later versions had a new reverse that was used from 1802 through the end of the Draped Bust type in 1808 (two leaves at the top of the right branch of the wreath). As a date, the 1802 is considered very scarce and no examples are known above Extremely Fine. In fact, this is the only date of the Draped Bust type that is unknown in Mint State. Some 1802 Half Cents were struck on cut-down, defective Large Cents and some show traces of the undertype from the host coin.