1793 1/2C, RB (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Cap Left Half Cents 1793

PCGS #:
1001
Designer:
Unknown
Edge:
Lettered: TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR
Diameter:
22.00 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
35,334
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
Auction Record:
N/A
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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 4 R-9.8 1 / 1 1 / 1
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 1 / 1 1 / 1
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 1 1 / 1
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4
60 or Better 4
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.8
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 1
60 or Better 1 / 1
65 or Better 1 / 1
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 1
60 or Better 1 / 1
65 or Better 1 / 1

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63RB PCGS grade
#1 MS63RB PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The Liberty Cap - Head Left design was used only in 1793 and, along with the 1793 Chain Cents, was one of the first coins struck at the U.S. Mint. Four die varieties, of roughly equal rarity, make up the entire mintage of just over 35,000 pieces. High grade pieces are very rare, as are coins with nice surfaces, perfect planchets, and original, chocolate-brown color. Demand for this date is very high because it is a first and only year of the type.

1793 Half Cents with even a trace of original mint red are ver scarce. No full Red examples are known.

Varieties (4): Cohen 1 - Scarce Cohen 2 - Scarce Cohen 3 - Scarce Cohen 4 - Scarce Baker 27 - Washington Head Half Cent

Sources and/or recommended reading: "American Half Cents - Second Edition" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.

"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857" by Walter Breen

Related collector organizations: Early American Coppers Club