1811 1/2C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Classic Head Half Cents 1809-1835

PCGS MS65+BN

PCGS MS65+BN

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PCGS MS63BN

PCGS MS63BN

PCGS MS62BN

PCGS MS62BN

PCGS #:
1135
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
63,140
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 4 / 16 4 / 16
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 2 / 16 2 / 16
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 16 1 / 16
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 10
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 16
60 or Better 2 / 16
65 or Better 1 / 16
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 16
60 or Better 2 / 16
65 or Better 1 / 16

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62BN PCGS grade
1 MS62BN PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade (Cohen 2) ESM Collection
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU53 PCGS grade

Cohen 2.  Heritage 1/2011:3107, $9,200

7 AU53 PCGS grade
7 AU53 PCGS grade
7 AU53 PCGS grade
#1 MS62BN PCGS grade
#1 MS62BN PCGS grade
#3 AU55 PCGS grade
(Cohen 2) ESM Collection
#3 AU55 PCGS grade
#3 AU55 PCGS grade
#3 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU53 PCGS grade

Cohen 2.  Heritage 1/2011:3107, $9,200

#7 AU53 PCGS grade
#7 AU53 PCGS grade
#7 AU53 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1811 Half Cent is the second rarest date of the Classic Head type as a business strike, exceeded only by the 1831 (some might argue that the 1831 is a Proof-only issue, which would then elevate the 1811 to the top position). High grade circulated examples are very scarce, especially on problem-free, glossy planchets. Some 1811 Half Cents show a cud on the left side of the coin, which begins as a "Two-Star Cud" and terminates as a "Four-Star Cud." Both are rare, but the Two-Star Cud is particularly rare (the best of which is the VF-30 illustrated above). Mint State 1811 Half Cents are extremely rare; PCGS has certified only two MS62BN's, and two or three uncertified examples are in private collections. 1811 Half Cents with even partial Mint Red are considered extreme rarities.

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