1803 1/2C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Half Cents 1800-1808

PCGS MS64+BN

PCGS MS64+BN

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PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS #:
1060
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
92,000
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 500 R-6.0 11 / 18 TIE 11 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 6 / 18 TIE 6 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 40
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 11 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 18
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 18

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64BN PCGS grade
1 MS64BN PCGS grade
1 MS64BN estimated grade
1 MS64BN estimated grade
5 MS63BN PCGS grade
5 MS63BN PCGS grade (Cohen 1) ESM Collection
5 MS63BN PCGS grade
5 MS63BN estimated grade
9 MS62BN PCGS grade
9 MS62BN PCGS grade
#1 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS64BN estimated grade
#1 MS64BN estimated grade
#5 MS63BN PCGS grade
#5 MS63BN PCGS grade
(Cohen 1) ESM Collection
#5 MS63BN PCGS grade
#5 MS63BN estimated grade
#9 MS62BN PCGS grade
#9 MS62BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1803 Half Cent is a somewhat scarce date thanks to a relatively low mintage. It is not nearly as rare as the 1802 or nearly as common as the 1804, but is more akin to the 1800 or the 1807. Four die varieties comprise this date, only one of which is rare (Cohen 2). High grade examples are rare, especially with enough original color to earn the Red & Brown designation. Only a handful of Uncirculated examples are known and none are known in MS-65 or better.