1808 1/2C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Half Cents 1800-1808

PCGS MS64+BN

PCGS MS64+BN

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PCGS MS64+BN

PCGS MS64+BN

PCGS MS63BN

PCGS MS63BN

PCGS #:
1107
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
400,000
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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 20
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 11 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 18
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 18

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64+BN PCGS grade

William K. Raymond, sold privately on 9/8/1976 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 08.3.7) - Goldbergs 1/2014:91, $71,875 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5058, $56,400 - High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS64+BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS63BN PCGS grade
4 MS63BN PCGS grade
4 MS63BN PCGS grade
4 MS63BN PCGS grade
8 MS62BN PCGS grade
8 MS62BN PCGS grade
8 MS62BN PCGS grade
#1 MS64+BN PCGS grade

William K. Raymond, sold privately on 9/8/1976 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 08.3.7) - Goldbergs 1/2014:91, $71,875 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5058, $56,400 - High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS64+BN PCGS grade
#3 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS63BN PCGS grade
#4 MS63BN PCGS grade
#4 MS63BN PCGS grade
#4 MS63BN PCGS grade
#8 MS62BN PCGS grade
#8 MS62BN PCGS grade
#8 MS62BN PCGS grade
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.