1805 1/2C Large 5, Stems, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Half Cents 1800-1808

PCGS MS63BN

PCGS MS63BN

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PCGS #:
1090
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
814,464
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 400 R-6.2 8 / 18 TIE 8 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 18 2 / 18
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 18
65 or Better 1 / 18
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 18
65 or Better 1 / 18

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64BN PCGS grade
1 MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS63BN PCGS grade
3 MS63BN PCGS grade
5 MS61BN PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS64BN PCGS grade
#3 MS63BN PCGS grade
#3 MS63BN PCGS grade
#5 MS61BN PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1805 Large 5, Stems Half Cent is the second most common variety of the year, after the 1805 No Stems.

The nomenclature used for 1805 Half Cents can be confusing. The Small 5 is indeed small but The Large 5 is actually a normal-sized 5 relative to the other digits in the date, while the Small 5 is indeed small. Perhaps the easiest way to tell them apart is by comparing the distance of the 5 relative to the bust. On the "Large" 5, the tip of the 5 is close to the bust; on the Small 5, the 5 is well away from the bust.

Only a small number of Mint State 1805 Large 5, Stems Half Cents are known, most with little or no trace of original Mint Red. Red-Brown examples are exceedingly rare and nonw are known with full Mint Red.

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