1796 1/2C No Pole, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Cap Right Half Cents 1794-1797

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

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WITH POLE/NO POLE COMPARISON

WITH POLE/NO POLE COMPARISON

PCGS MS63BN

PCGS MS63BN

PCGS #:
1030
Designer:
John Smith Gardner
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
1,390
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 29 R-8.9 2 / 11 2 / 14
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 3 / 11 TIE 4 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 14
Survival Estimate
All Grades 29
60 or Better 3
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.9
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 11
60 or Better 3 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 11
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 14
60 or Better 4 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 14

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Richard B. Winsor Collection (S.H. and H Chapman, 12/1895), lot 1012, Virgil M. Brand Collection (journal #15328); Horace Brand, C. David Pierce; Philip M. Showers Collection; Stack's (sold privately in 1969); Willis Harrington duPont Collection; Fred S. Werner (sold privately in 1976); Superior (sold privately in 1976); Joe Flynn and Sons Rare Coins, Inc. (sold privately on April 28, 1982); R. Tettenhorst Collection; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society; Missouri Cabinet (Goldberg Auctions, 1/2014), lot 36; High Desert Collection.

2 MS64BN estimated grade

Old Collection from England - Stack's, sold privately in 1992 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1705

3 MS63BN PCGS grade

Dewitt Smith, Virgil M. Brand Collection (journal #46558); Armin Brand consigned to Burdette G. Johnson; James Kelly 2/13/41 invoice, Anderson Dupont Sale (Stack's, 11/1954), lot 1054; Dorothy Nelson (Stack's, 3/1975 Spence sale), lot 823; R. Tettenhorst Collection (sold privately in 1982); Jim McGuigan Collection. 

4 MS62BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Richard B. Winsor Collection (S.H. and H Chapman, 12/1895), lot 1012, Virgil M. Brand Collection (journal #15328); Horace Brand, C. David Pierce; Philip M. Showers Collection; Stack's (sold privately in 1969); Willis Harrington duPont Collection; Fred S. Werner (sold privately in 1976); Superior (sold privately in 1976); Joe Flynn and Sons Rare Coins, Inc. (sold privately on April 28, 1982); R. Tettenhorst Collection; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society; Missouri Cabinet (Goldberg Auctions, 1/2014), lot 36; High Desert Collection.

#2 MS64BN estimated grade

Old Collection from England - Stack's, sold privately in 1992 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1705

#3 MS63BN PCGS grade

Dewitt Smith, Virgil M. Brand Collection (journal #46558); Armin Brand consigned to Burdette G. Johnson; James Kelly 2/13/41 invoice, Anderson Dupont Sale (Stack's, 11/1954), lot 1054; Dorothy Nelson (Stack's, 3/1975 Spence sale), lot 823; R. Tettenhorst Collection (sold privately in 1982); Jim McGuigan Collection. 

#4 MS62BN PCGS grade
David Hall:

The incredible MS67RB from the Louis Eliasberg collection is one of the great copper coins of all-time. This coin is the only 1796 no pole half cent I've ever seen that has any Red color. And I only know of one other 1796 no pole in mint state condition, a PCGS grade MS62BN. The MS67RB sold at the Elisberg sale in 1996 for $506,000. What a coin!