1833 1/2C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Classic Head Half Cents 1809-1835

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

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PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS #:
1162
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
120,000
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 2,000 R-4.6 11 / 16 TIE 11 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 12 / 16 TIE 12 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 12 / 16 TIE 12 / 16 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 400
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 11 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 16 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 16 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade PCGS #1162 (MS, Brown)     66
1 MS66BN PCGS grade
1 MS66BN PCGS grade
1 MS66BN PCGS grade
1 MS66BN estimated grade
6 MS65BN PCGS grade
6 MS65BN PCGS grade
6 MS65BN PCGS grade
6 MS65BN PCGS grade
6 MS65BN PCGS grade
PCGS #1162 (MS, Brown)     66 #1 MS66BN PCGS grade
#1 MS66BN PCGS grade
#1 MS66BN PCGS grade
#1 MS66BN PCGS grade
#1 MS66BN estimated grade
#6 MS65BN PCGS grade
#6 MS65BN PCGS grade
#6 MS65BN PCGS grade
#6 MS65BN PCGS grade
#6 MS65BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1833 Half Cent is one of the more common of the Classic Head Half Cents. Only one die variety comprises the entire mintage for this year, so there is little tension between type and variety collectors that might run up the price of this date.

Hundreds of Mint State examples survive of this date, mostly in Brown or with traces of mint red. Red-Brown examples are approximately five times as rare as Brown examples, and full Red examples are 30-40 times as rare as Brown examples.

On the plus side, more MS66 examples exist of this date than any other Classic Head Half Cent, though they are rare indeed. The best example sis a single PCGS MS66RB.