1796 1/2C With Pole, RB (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Cap Right Half Cents 1794-1797

PCGS MS66+RB

PCGS MS66+RB

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WITH POLE/NO POLE COMPARISON

WITH POLE/NO POLE COMPARISON

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS #:
1028
Designer:
John Smith Gardner
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
1,390
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
Auction Record:
N/A
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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 4 R-9.8 5 / 10 TIE 5 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 5 / 10 TIE 5 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 5 / 10 6 / 12
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4
60 or Better 4
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.8
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 10 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 10 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 10
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 12

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade

Old collection from England - Alan Thomas (London) - Superior, sold privately in 1992 - Gene Reale Collection - Sotheby's 1/1998:4 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1707, $???,??? - Stack's 10/2000:23, $132,250 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers 2/2016:3009, $470,000

3 MS65+RB PCGS grade

Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection (valued by Newcomb at $710), sold privately in 1935 - B. Max Mehl, sold privately in 1935 - Col. E. H. R. Green Collection (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Green Estate at $300 on 8/9/1937), sold 4/1943 for $70.01 - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson - B.G. Johnson - Charles J. duPont Collection - Stack's 11/1954:1053, $2,300 - Doris E. Nelson - Toby and Doris Nelson Szymanski (the "TAD" collection) - Stack's 3/1975:822 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 96.2.2) - Goldbergs 1/2014:37, $718,750

4 MS65RB estimated grade
5 MS64+RB PCGS grade

J.F. McCoy Collection - W. Elliot Wooward 5/1864:757 - J.N.T. Levick Collection - Joseph Zanoni Collection - Henry C. Miller Collection - Thomas Elder 4/1917:1032 - Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection, sold privately in 1926 - Wayte Raymond - Virgil Brand - New Netherlands - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - New Netherlands, sold privately in 1955 - Kagin’s 3/1964:1455 - Kagin’s “MANA” 11/1973:988 - Dr. Herbert I. Ketterman Collection - RARCOA - R. Tettenhorst, sold privately in 4/1982 - Jim McGuigan Collection

6 MS64RB PCGS grade
6 MS64RB estimated grade
6 MS64RB estimated grade
9 MS63RB PCGS grade
10 MS63RB estimated grade

Discovered in a home-made coin cabinet in England - Wooley and Wallis 1/2013:579, $358,000 - Numismatic Financial Corp.

#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade

Old collection from England - Alan Thomas (London) - Superior, sold privately in 1992 - Gene Reale Collection - Sotheby's 1/1998:4 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1707, $???,??? - Stack's 10/2000:23, $132,250 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers 2/2016:3009, $470,000

#3 MS65+RB PCGS grade

Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection (valued by Newcomb at $710), sold privately in 1935 - B. Max Mehl, sold privately in 1935 - Col. E. H. R. Green Collection (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Green Estate at $300 on 8/9/1937), sold 4/1943 for $70.01 - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson - B.G. Johnson - Charles J. duPont Collection - Stack's 11/1954:1053, $2,300 - Doris E. Nelson - Toby and Doris Nelson Szymanski (the "TAD" collection) - Stack's 3/1975:822 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 96.2.2) - Goldbergs 1/2014:37, $718,750

#4 MS65RB estimated grade
#5 MS64+RB PCGS grade

J.F. McCoy Collection - W. Elliot Wooward 5/1864:757 - J.N.T. Levick Collection - Joseph Zanoni Collection - Henry C. Miller Collection - Thomas Elder 4/1917:1032 - Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection, sold privately in 1926 - Wayte Raymond - Virgil Brand - New Netherlands - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - New Netherlands, sold privately in 1955 - Kagin’s 3/1964:1455 - Kagin’s “MANA” 11/1973:988 - Dr. Herbert I. Ketterman Collection - RARCOA - R. Tettenhorst, sold privately in 4/1982 - Jim McGuigan Collection

#6 MS64RB PCGS grade
#6 MS64RB estimated grade
#6 MS64RB estimated grade
#9 MS63RB PCGS grade
#10 MS63RB estimated grade

Discovered in a home-made coin cabinet in England - Wooley and Wallis 1/2013:579, $358,000 - Numismatic Financial Corp.

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.