1800 1/2C, BN N1BN Certification #38907182, PCGS #1051

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1800 Half Cent was the first year of the new Draped Bust type.  Only a single variety (Cohen 1) has been identified for this year.  In relative terms, the 1800 Half Cent is one of the most "common" of the type, but it has a raw mintage that would be the envy of any modern coin series.  High grade examples are available, thanks to a small hoard (several of these appeared in the 1980 ANA sale).  The majority of 1800 Half Cents were struck on planchets prepared in England by Boulton & Watt; a much smaller amount were struck on defective Large Cents, which were rolled out and cut-down to Half Cent size. Finding a spot-free example with glossy surfaces and some trace of original red is the goal for collectors seeking a nice 1800 Half Cent.

PCGS #
1051
Designer
Robert Scot
Edge
Plain
Diameter
23.50 millimeters
Weight
5.44 grams
Mintage
202908
Metal
Copper
Pop Higher
411
Pop Lower
0
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 1000 R-5.0 16 / 18 TIE 16 / 18 TIE
All Grades 100 R-8.0 12 / 18 TIE 12 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18
65 or Better 1000
All Grades 100
60 or Better 0
65 or Better R-5.0
All Grades R-8.0
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better 16 / 18 TIE
All Grades 12 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 18
65 or Better 16 / 18 TIE
All Grades 12 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 18

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64BN PCGS grade
1 MS64BN PCGS grade
1 MS64BN PCGS grade
1 MS64BN PCGS grade
1 MS64BN estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:92, $8,337.50

#1 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS64BN estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:92, $8,337.50