1825 1/2C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Classic Head Half Cents 1809-1835

PCGS MS65+BN

PCGS MS65+BN

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PCGS MS65+BN

PCGS MS65+BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
1141
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
63,000
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 1,500 R-4.8 8 / 16 TIE 8 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 7 / 16 7 / 16
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 6 / 16 6 / 16
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,500
60 or Better 75
65 or Better 5
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 16
65 or Better 6 / 16
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 16
65 or Better 6 / 16

Condition Census What Is This?

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

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:438, $3,960

1 MS65+BN PCGS grade
3 MS65BN PCGS grade

William K. Raymond, sold privately on 9/8/1976 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 25.1.4) - Goldbergs 1/2014:106, $36,800

3 MS65BN PCGS grade

Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 25.1.4) - Goldbergs 1/2014:106, $36,800 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5069, $23,500

3 MS65BN PCGS grade
3 MS65BN PCGS grade (Cohen 2) ESM Collection
3 MS65BN PCGS grade
3 MS65BN estimated grade

David Lawrence Rare Coins, sold privately in 7/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98007, $12,925

3 MS65BN estimated grade
3 MS65BN estimated grade
 
	MS65+BN PCGS grade 
#1 MS65+BN PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:438, $3,960

#1 MS65+BN PCGS grade
#3 MS65BN PCGS grade

William K. Raymond, sold privately on 9/8/1976 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 25.1.4) - Goldbergs 1/2014:106, $36,800

#3 MS65BN PCGS grade

Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 25.1.4) - Goldbergs 1/2014:106, $36,800 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5069, $23,500

#3 MS65BN PCGS grade
#3 MS65BN PCGS grade
(Cohen 2) ESM Collection
#3 MS65BN PCGS grade
#3 MS65BN estimated grade

David Lawrence Rare Coins, sold privately in 7/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98007, $12,925

#3 MS65BN estimated grade
#3 MS65BN estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1825 Half Cent has a low mintage of 63,000 pieces, a figure that is just slightly lower than that of the more highly valued 1811. Two die varieties are known for this year, both sharing the same reverse, but with different obverses. The difference between the two obverses is slight and relates mainly to the position of the 5 of the date relative to the lowest hair curl. Some 1825 Half Cents (mostly of the Cohen 1 variety) have a curious edge bump that appears to have been caused when the metal from the planchet flowed into a tiny gap in the collar. The "bump" appears in various positions around the edge of different 1825 Half Cents, indicating that the collar rotated as the coins were being struck.

Decades ago, when I collected Half Cents by variety, I purchased as many 1825 Half Cents as I could find and afford. I eventually had a "roll" of forty pieces, which I sold intact at the 1982 ANA Convention in Boston.