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

Series: Liberty Cap Right Half Cents 1794-1797

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

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

John Gormley Murdoch Collection - Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge Auctioneers (London) 7/1903:963, $73.22 - S.H. & H. Chapman - C. David Pierce - Philip M. Showers Collection - Stack's, sold privately in 1969 - Willis Harrington duPont Collection - Fred S. "Freddy" Werner, sold privately in 2/1976 - Superior, sold privately in 2/1976 - Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.), sold privately 4/1976 - Dr. Herbert Ketterman via Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.) 4/28/1982 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 96.1.2) - Goldbergs 1/2014:36, $891,250 (cert-matched) - 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

Richard Boswell Winsor Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1895:1012, $300 - Virgil Brand Collection (Journal #15328) - Burdette G. Johnson, sold privately on 2/13/1941 for $500 (per Saul Teichman) - James Kelly - Stack’s “Anderson-Dupont” 11/1954:1054 - Dorothy Nelson - Stack’s “TAD” 3/1975:823 - R. Tettenhorst Collection, sold privately in 4/1982 - Jim McGuigan Collection

4 MS62BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade

John Gormley Murdoch Collection - Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge Auctioneers (London) 7/1903:963, $73.22 - S.H. & H. Chapman - C. David Pierce - Philip M. Showers Collection - Stack's, sold privately in 1969 - Willis Harrington duPont Collection - Fred S. "Freddy" Werner, sold privately in 2/1976 - Superior, sold privately in 2/1976 - Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.), sold privately 4/1976 - Dr. Herbert Ketterman via Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.) 4/28/1982 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 96.1.2) - Goldbergs 1/2014:36, $891,250 (cert-matched) - 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

Richard Boswell Winsor Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1895:1012, $300 - Virgil Brand Collection (Journal #15328) - Burdette G. Johnson, sold privately on 2/13/1941 for $500 (per Saul Teichman) - James Kelly - Stack’s “Anderson-Dupont” 11/1954:1054 - Dorothy Nelson - Stack’s “TAD” 3/1975:823 - R. Tettenhorst Collection, sold privately in 4/1982 - 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!