1795 1/2C PE Punctuated Date, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Cap Right Half Cents 1794-1797

PCGS MS63+BN

PCGS MS63+BN

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PCGS AU55BN

PCGS AU55BN

PCGS #:
1012
Designer:
John Smith Gardner
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 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 250 R-6.6 8 / 11 8 / 14
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 11 TIE 1 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 14
Survival Estimate
All Grades 250
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 11
60 or Better 1 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 11
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 14
60 or Better 1 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 14

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62BN PCGS grade

Cohen 4.  ESM Collection

2 AU58 estimated grade

Cohen 4.  American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:89, not sold

3 AU55 PCGS grade
4 XF40 PCGS grade
4 XF40 PCGS grade
6 VF35 PCGS grade
6 VF35 PCGS grade
6 VF35 PCGS grade
6 VF35 PCGS grade
#1 MS62BN PCGS grade

Cohen 4.  ESM Collection

#2 AU58 estimated grade

Cohen 4.  American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:89, not sold

#3 AU55 PCGS grade
#4 XF40 PCGS grade
#4 XF40 PCGS grade
#6 VF35 PCGS grade
#6 VF35 PCGS grade
#6 VF35 PCGS grade
#6 VF35 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The "punctuation" on Punctuated Date 1795 Half Cents looks like a long comma between the 1 and the 7 of the date. While this seems like a perfectly normal place for punctuation, the "comma" was purely unintentional and is merely a die defect. The "comma" appears on the following 1795 die varieties:

Cohen 2a - Lettered Edge Cohen 2b - Plain Edge Cohen 3 - Plain Edge Cohen 4 - Plain Edge

Only the Cohen 2b, 3, and 4 varieties qualify as the Punctuated Date, Plain Edge varieties.

As can be seen above, the Cohen 2 variety bridged the transition from heavy weight (104 grains) to light weight (84 grains) planchets following a change in the law designed to reduce the cost of making Half Cents and Cents. The light weight planchets were too thin to received edge lettering, so they were issued with plain edges.

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