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1804 1/2C Plain 4, Stems, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Half Cents 1800-1808

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

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PCGS #:
1066
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
1,055,312
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 50 R-8.5 2 / 18 TIE 2 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 3 / 18 3 / 18
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18
Survival Estimate
All Grades 50
60 or Better 5
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.5
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 18
65 or Better 1 / 18
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 18
65 or Better 1 / 18

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS61BN PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade (Cohen 11) ESM Collection
4 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU53 PCGS grade
7 AU53 PCGS grade
9 AU50 PCGS grade
9 AU50 PCGS grade
#1 MS61BN PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU55 PCGS grade
#4 AU55 PCGS grade
(Cohen 11) ESM Collection
#4 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU53 PCGS grade
#7 AU53 PCGS grade
#9 AU50 PCGS grade
#9 AU50 PCGS grade
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 Plain 4 is slightly more common than the Crosslet 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 11) qualifies as the Plain 4, Stems variety.

Uncirculated examples of the 1804 Plain 4, Stems Half Cent are very rare, especially with even a trace of original red color. Low-end circulated examples can be found without too much difficulty, but high-end AU examples are quite scarce.