1797 1/2C 1 Above 1, BN MS64+ BN Certification #-21153, PCGS #1042

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex. Smith; Chapman (1906); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $19,800. Lot #409. Pedigreed 11/7/18.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

This was the only use of the obverse die. Initially, the 1 of the date was punched too high, then punched again in the proper position.

The reverse die of this variety was also used earlier on:
1797 Cohen 2

The Eliasberg 1797 1 over 1 Half Cent (Lot 409), formerly in an NGC MS65BN holder was graded PCGS MS64BN in July 2009.

Diameter
23.50 millimeters
Designer
John Smith Gardner
Edge
Plain
Mintage
127840
Weight
5.44 grams
Metal Content
Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
184
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 6 / 11 TIE 6 / 14 TIE
All Grades 5 R-9.7 5 / 11 TIE 6 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 14

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade MS66BN PCGS grade

Emil Cauffman Collection - Edward D. Cogan 5/1871:878, $9 - Virgil M. Brand Collection - purchased by St. Louis Stamp & Coin Company (Burdette G. Johnson) on 10/30/1935 for $50, sold 4/17/1944 for $80 - Celina Coin Co. (T. C. Brandts) - Rodney T. Grove - Superior 6/1981:4, $12,500 - Ron Guth, sold privately in 10/1982 for $8,500 - Garry F. Fitzgerald - MARCA 1/1987:57 - Julian M. Leidman - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 97.1.9) - Goldbergs 1/2014:41, $299,000

2 MS64BN PCGS grade MS64BN PCGS grade

Philip M. Showers Collection - Stack's, sold privately in 1969 - Willis Harrington duPont Collection - Fred S. "Freddy" Werner, sold privately in 2/1976 - Superior, sold privately in 2/1976 - Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.), sold privately on 4/20/1976 - R. Tettenhorst Collection, sold privately in 10/1987 - Jim McGuigan Collection

2 MS64BN PCGS grade MS64BN PCGS grade

Harlan P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1906:1195 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:409, $19,800 - Heritage 8/2006:5019, $115,000 - High Desert Collection

2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN estimated grade