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1804 1/2C Plain 4 No Stems, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Half Cents 1800-1808

PCGS MS65BN

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PCGS #:
1063
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 2,000 R-4.6 18 / 18 18 / 18
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 14 / 18 14 / 18
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 6 / 18 6 / 18
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 200
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 18 / 18
60 or Better 14 / 18
65 or Better 6 / 18
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 18 / 18
60 or Better 14 / 18
65 or Better 6 / 18

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:63, $19,975 - Legend-Morphy 5/2014:2, $22,325

1 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade PCGS #1063 (MS, Brown)     64
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade

M.R. Brown, 8/1953, $8 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:130, $3,300

4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:63, $19,975 - Legend-Morphy 5/2014:2, $22,325

MS65BN PCGS grade #1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
PCGS #1063 (MS, Brown)     64 #4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade

M.R. Brown, 8/1953, $8 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:130, $3,300

#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 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 Crosslet 4 is slightly lesscommon than the Plain 4.

The Plain 4 obverse is combined with two different reverse types: Stems at the base of the wreath and No Stems at the base of the wreath.

Only one die variety (Cohen 13) qualifies as the Plain 4, No Stems variety.

Uncirculated examples of the 1804 Plain 4, No Stems Half Cent are scarce, but are the most "common" of any of the 1804 Half Cent varieties. Brown Mint State examples are the easiest to find. Red-Brown examples are much tougher and full Red examples are exceedingly rare.