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1809/6 1/2C 9 over inverted 9, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Classic Head Half Cents 1809-1835

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

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9 OVER INVERTED 9

9 OVER INVERTED 9

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
1126
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
1,154,572
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 1,200 R-4.9 7 / 16 7 / 16
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 4 / 16 TIE 4 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 16 TIE 2 / 16 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,200
60 or Better 50
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 16
60 or Better 4 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 16 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 7 / 16
60 or Better 4 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 16 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection (valued by Newcomb at $4), sold privately in 1935 - B. Max Mehl, sold privately in 1935 - Col. E. H. R. Green Collection (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Green Estate at 75¢ on 8/9/1937), sold in 4/1943 for 75¢ - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 09.5.9) - Goldbergs 1/2014:97, $60,375

1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Doris E. Nelson - Toby and Doris E. (Nelson) Szymanski (the "TAD" collection) - Stack's 3/1975:842, $500 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 09.5.2) - Goldbergs 1/2014:96, $55,200

1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Michael Moriarty, sold privately in 6/1986 - Carvin Goodridge Collection - Goldbergs 9/2012:257 - Jim McGuigan Collection

4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN estimated grade
9 MS63BN PCGS grade
9 MS63BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection (valued by Newcomb at $4), sold privately in 1935 - B. Max Mehl, sold privately in 1935 - Col. E. H. R. Green Collection (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Green Estate at 75¢ on 8/9/1937), sold in 4/1943 for 75¢ - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 09.5.9) - Goldbergs 1/2014:97, $60,375

#1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Doris E. Nelson - Toby and Doris E. (Nelson) Szymanski (the "TAD" collection) - Stack's 3/1975:842, $500 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 09.5.2) - Goldbergs 1/2014:96, $55,200

#1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Michael Moriarty, sold privately in 6/1986 - Carvin Goodridge Collection - Goldbergs 9/2012:257 - Jim McGuigan Collection

#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN estimated grade
#9 MS63BN PCGS grade
#9 MS63BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

For decades, this variety has been known as the 1809/6 overdate, implying that the final digit is a 9 struck over a 6. However, such is not the case, as there never was an 1806 dated Classic Head Half Cent. In this case, the 9 of the date was punched into the die upside-down, thus appearing as a 6. The error was caught immediately and corrected by repunching the 9 in the proper orientation over the previous "6". Today, the variety is very popular since it is the only "overdate" in the Classic Head series.