1795 1/2C Lettered Edge, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Cap Right Half Cents 1794-1797

PCGS MS67BN

PCGS MS67BN

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PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS63BN

PCGS MS63BN

PCGS #:
1009
Designer:
John Smith Gardner
Edge:
Lettered: TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
139,690
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 1,000 R-5.0 11 / 11 13 / 14
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 7 / 11 TIE 9 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 11 TIE 1 / 14 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 10
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 11 / 11
60 or Better 7 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 11 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 14
60 or Better 9 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 14 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67BN PCGS grade
2 MS66BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS63BN PCGS grade
4 MS63BN PCGS grade
4 MS63BN estimated grade

Cohen 1

7 MS62BN PCGS grade
7 MS62BN PCGS grade
7 MS62BN estimated grade
10 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS67BN PCGS grade
#2 MS66BN PCGS grade
#3 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS63BN PCGS grade
#4 MS63BN PCGS grade
#4 MS63BN estimated grade

Cohen 1

#7 MS62BN PCGS grade
#7 MS62BN PCGS grade
#7 MS62BN estimated grade
#10 AU58 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

For Half Cent collectors, the year 1795 is full of interesting varieties: heavy weight planchets, light weight planchets, Punctuated Date, No Pole, Lettered Edge, Plain Edge, struck on cut-down Large Cents and Talbot, Allum & Lee tokens, etc.

The earliest 1795 Half Cents were struck on 104 grain planchets with a lettered edge. Because of rising costs of copper, the weight was reduced to 84 grains and subsequent coins bore a plain edge.

Two die varieties of 1795 Half Cents have Lettered Edges, but only the Cohen 1 qualifies for the type:

Cohen 1 - a capital letter I was used for the 1 of the date.

Cohen 2 - a comma-like mark appears between the 1 and the 7 of the date, earning this variety the nickname "Punctuated Date" (under which type it appears).

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