1796 1/2C With 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 AU58BN

PCGS AU58BN

PCGS #:
1027
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 110 R-7.9 4 / 11 4 / 14
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 5 / 11 TIE 6 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 14
Survival Estimate
All Grades 110
60 or Better 5
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.9
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 11
60 or Better 5 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 11
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 14
60 or Better 6 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 14

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN estimated grade
2 MS63BN PCGS grade

Stack’s 7/2008, $253,000 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11167, $402,500

3 MS62BN estimated grade
3 MS62BN estimated grade
5 MS60BN estimated grade

G.M. Klein Collection - W. Elliot Woodward 5/1888:2048 - Col. James W. Ellsworth Collection - Wayte Raymond & John Work Garrett - Hillyer Ryder Collection and Estate - New Netherlands, sold privately - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:23, $25,300

6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
8 AU58 estimated grade

Stack’s FPL of the Philip M. Showers Collection of Half Cents, sold privately - Willis I. duPont, sold privately for $28,000 in 1982 - Jim McGuigan Collection - J.A. Sherman Collection - Eugene Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98002, $129,250

#1 MS65BN estimated grade
#2 MS63BN PCGS grade

Stack’s 7/2008, $253,000 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11167, $402,500

#3 MS62BN estimated grade
#3 MS62BN estimated grade
#5 MS60BN estimated grade

G.M. Klein Collection - W. Elliot Woodward 5/1888:2048 - Col. James W. Ellsworth Collection - Wayte Raymond & John Work Garrett - Hillyer Ryder Collection and Estate - New Netherlands, sold privately - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:23, $25,300

#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#8 AU58 estimated grade

Stack’s FPL of the Philip M. Showers Collection of Half Cents, sold privately - Willis I. duPont, sold privately for $28,000 in 1982 - Jim McGuigan Collection - J.A. Sherman Collection - Eugene Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98002, $129,250

Ron Guth: 1796 Half Cents are known on planchets made from rolled copper strips or cut-down U.S. Large Cents, with the latter being extremely rare.

This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1796 Cohen 1

Most examples seen of this variety are in circulated condition, although a number of choice Mint State examples are known.