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1804 1/2C Crosslet 4, Stems, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Half Cents 1800-1808

PCGS MS65+BN

PCGS MS65+BN

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PCGS #:
1069
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
1,055,312
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 300 R-6.4 6 / 18 TIE 6 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 6 / 18 TIE 6 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 3 / 18 TIE 3 / 18 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 300
60 or Better 40
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 18 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 18 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65+BN PCGS grade

Jon G. Hanson, sold privately at the 1979 A.N.A. Convention - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 04.9.4) - Goldbergs 1/2014:71, $28,750

1 MS65+BN PCGS grade

Stack's, sold privately - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 04.9.1) - Goldbergs 1/2014:70, $28,750

1 MS65+BN PCGS grade

Cardinal Collection - Legend Numismatics - Red Headed Copper Collection - Heritage 8/2018:5020, $14,400 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 3/2019:5

4 MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2017:92, $16,000

4 MS65BN estimated grade

Aspen Collection - Heritage 7/2008:967, $17,250

7 MS64+BN PCGS grade

Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 04.10.8) - Goldbergs 1/2014:73, $6,900

8 MS64BN PCGS grade
8 MS64BN PCGS grade
8 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65+BN PCGS grade

Jon G. Hanson, sold privately at the 1979 A.N.A. Convention - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 04.9.4) - Goldbergs 1/2014:71, $28,750

#1 MS65+BN PCGS grade

Stack's, sold privately - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 04.9.1) - Goldbergs 1/2014:70, $28,750

#1 MS65+BN PCGS grade

Cardinal Collection - Legend Numismatics - Red Headed Copper Collection - Heritage 8/2018:5020, $14,400 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 3/2019:5

#4 MS65BN PCGS grade
#4 MS65BN PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2017:92, $16,000

#4 MS65BN estimated grade

Aspen Collection - Heritage 7/2008:967, $17,250

#7 MS64+BN PCGS grade

Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 04.10.8) - Goldbergs 1/2014:73, $6,900

#8 MS64BN PCGS grade
#8 MS64BN PCGS grade
#8 MS64BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The two most obvious differences on 1804 Half Cents relate to the 4 of the date: on some coins the horizontal crossbar of the 4 ends with a vertical crosslet; on others the 4 has no crosslet. The Plain 4 is slightly more common than the Crosslet 4.

Underlying the Crosslet 4 are individual die varieties: Cohen 1 Cohen 2 Cohen 4 Cohen 5 (early state of the Spiked Chin) Cohen 9 Cohen 10 Cohen 12

All of the Spiked Chin varieties are also Crosslet 4's, but the Spiked Chin designation takes precedence.

Collectors should have no difficulty finding circulated examples of the Crosslet 4 Half Cent. Mint State versions are quite scarce, especially in grades above MS-63. Examples with original mint red are exceedingly scarce (most have toned to an olive- or chocolate-brown color) and none are known with full mint red.

Sources and/or recommended reading: "American Half Cents (Second Edition)" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.