1808 1/2C, BN VG8BN Certification #22007254, PCGS #1107

Owner's Comments

3025824472 RAW to ANACS to PCGS

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1808 Half Cents are found with a "normal" date and an overdate (last 8 over a 7).  "Normal" is in parentheses because the date is actually quite unusual -- the final 8 of the date was constructed by punching the zero of the denomination into the coin twice. Thus, the final 8 does not match the first 8 at all. 

The "Normal" 1808 Half Cent is one of the more common dates in the series.  While several Unicrculated examples are known, none have earned the Red-Brown or Red designations.  Thus, the collector is left with mostly Brown examples, with only a trace of original mint red at best.

PCGS #
1107
Designer
Robert Scot
Edge
Plain
Diameter
23.50 millimeters
Weight
5.44 grams
Mintage
400000
Metal
Copper
Pop Higher
221
Pop Lower
23
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 11 / 18 TIE 11 / 18 TIE
All Grades 20 R-9.1 4 / 18 TIE 4 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18
65 or Better 500
All Grades 20
60 or Better 0
65 or Better R-6.0
All Grades R-9.1
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better 11 / 18 TIE
All Grades 4 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 18
65 or Better 11 / 18 TIE
All Grades 4 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 18

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64+BN PCGS grade MS64+BN PCGS grade

William K. Raymond, sold privately on 9/8/1976 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 08.3.7) - Goldbergs 1/2014:91, $71,875 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5058, $56,400 - High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS64+BN PCGS grade MS64+BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS63BN PCGS grade MS63BN PCGS grade
4 MS63BN PCGS grade MS63BN PCGS grade
MS64+BN PCGS grade #1 MS64+BN PCGS grade

William K. Raymond, sold privately on 9/8/1976 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 08.3.7) - Goldbergs 1/2014:91, $71,875 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5058, $56,400 - High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS64+BN PCGS grade #1 MS64+BN PCGS grade
#3 MS64BN PCGS grade
MS63BN PCGS grade #4 MS63BN PCGS grade
MS63BN PCGS grade #4 MS63BN PCGS grade