1809 1/2C Circle in 0, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Classic Head Half Cents 1809-1835

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

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PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS #:
1129
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 300 R-6.4 3 / 16 3 / 16
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 3 / 16 3 / 16
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 16 1 / 16
Survival Estimate
All Grades 300
60 or Better 20
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 16
60 or Better 3 / 16
65 or Better 1 / 16
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 16
60 or Better 3 / 16
65 or Better 1 / 16

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64BN PCGS grade MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS62BN PCGS grade
3 MS60BN PCGS grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade
6 AU53 estimated grade
7 AU50 estimated grade
7 AU50 estimated grade
9 XF45 PCGS grade (Cohen 4) ESM Collection
9 XF45 estimated grade
MS64BN PCGS grade #1 MS64BN PCGS grade
#2 MS62BN PCGS grade
#3 MS60BN PCGS grade
#4 AU55 PCGS grade
#4 AU55 PCGS grade
#6 AU53 estimated grade
#7 AU50 estimated grade
#7 AU50 estimated grade
#9 XF45 PCGS grade
(Cohen 4) ESM Collection
#9 XF45 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1809 "Circle in 0" Half Cent variety was created when a larger 0 was punched over a smaller 0 in the date. The initial 0 must have been from a punch intended for the Half Eagle (the 0's on the Dime and Quarter Eagle were too small), and both the Half Cent and the Half Eagle share similar shaped 9's. While not a particularly rare variety, this issue is very difficult to find in high circulated grades and is nearly impossible to find in Mint State.