1809/6 1/2C 9 over inverted 9, BN XF45BN Certification #38637314, PCGS #1126

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

For decades, this variety has been known as the 1809/6 overdate, implying that the final digit is a 9 struck over a 6.  However, such is not the case, as there never was an 1806 dated Classic Head Half Cent.  In this case, the 9 of the date was punched into the die upside-down, thus appearing as a 6.  The error was caught immediately and corrected by repunching the 9 in the proper orientation over the previous "6".  Today, the variety is very popular since it is the only "overdate" in the Classic Head series.

PCGS #
1126
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Plain
Diameter
23.50 millimeters
Weight
5.44 grams
Mintage
1154572
Metal
Copper
Pop Higher
182
Pop Lower
183
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 1200 R-4.9 7 / 16 7 / 16
All Grades 50 R-8.5 4 / 16 TIE 4 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 16 TIE 2 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 1200
All Grades 50
60 or Better 2
65 or Better R-4.9
All Grades R-8.5
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better 7 / 16
All Grades 4 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 16
All Grades 4 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 16 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade

Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection (valued by Newcomb at $4), sold privately in 1935 - B. Max Mehl, sold privately in 1935 - Col. E. H. R. Green Collection (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Green Estate at 75¢ on 8/9/1937), sold in 4/1943 for 75¢ - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 09.5.9) - Goldbergs 1/2014:97, $60,375

1 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade

Doris E. Nelson - Toby and Doris E. (Nelson) Szymanski (the "TAD" collection) - Stack's 3/1975:842, $500 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 09.5.2) - Goldbergs 1/2014:96, $55,200

1 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade

Michael Moriarty, sold privately in 6/1986 - Carvin Goodridge Collection - Goldbergs 9/2012:257 - Jim McGuigan Collection

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

Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection (valued by Newcomb at $4), sold privately in 1935 - B. Max Mehl, sold privately in 1935 - Col. E. H. R. Green Collection (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Green Estate at 75¢ on 8/9/1937), sold in 4/1943 for 75¢ - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 09.5.9) - Goldbergs 1/2014:97, $60,375

MS65BN PCGS grade #1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Doris E. Nelson - Toby and Doris E. (Nelson) Szymanski (the "TAD" collection) - Stack's 3/1975:842, $500 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 09.5.2) - Goldbergs 1/2014:96, $55,200

MS65BN PCGS grade #1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Michael Moriarty, sold privately in 6/1986 - Carvin Goodridge Collection - Goldbergs 9/2012:257 - Jim McGuigan Collection

MS64BN PCGS grade #4 MS64BN PCGS grade
MS64BN PCGS grade #4 MS64BN PCGS grade