Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust Half Cents (1800-1808)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 476,000
Catalog: KM-33
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.44 Grams
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1807 C-1 1/2C MS obverse 1807 C-1 1/2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The half cents dated 1807 were coined on planchets imported from Matthew Boulton & Company in England, as were all half cents of the Draped Bust type from 1803 onward.

Only a single die pair is known for this date, and this essentially proves that the published mintage figure is too high, as the Mint could not then achieve nearly half a million strikes from each die. Walter Breen suggested a net mintage of 38,000+ after deducting those struck in 1807 but dated 1806. This figure seems too small, given the general availability of circulated 1807 half cents, and the truth probably lies somewhere in-between the extremes. Mint State examples are very scarce.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/21/2015

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1807 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 72.00 110 140 260 500 815 1025 1275 1550 2750 3500 5500 9000 - - - - - -
$ 615 - 1150 1450 1900 3100 4400 6250 82500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 265
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 63


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2/5/2006 PCGS MS 62   Brown Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 479 $4,140.00
4/22/2012 PCGS VG 10   Brown Teletrade Auction 3263, 3263/Lot# 1008 $90.00
9/9/2012 PCGS Genuine VF   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/09/2012, 39/Lot# 60440 $83.33
2/7/2013 PCGS AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3041 $1,175.00
2/3/2014 NGC XF 40   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 7017 $381.88
9/7/2014 PCGS   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 218069 $40.00
10/10/2014 PCGS F 15   Brown Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14252 $94.00
11/23/2014 NGC VF 25   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 831, 840/Lot# 3 $220.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1807 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base116320925536683810241186137514881644173918862124240730093885733810840162482468437974
551782242925239001078124914121540167517881965221826073301503685051264219060291140
000000107812491412154016751788196522182607330150368505126421906000
000000113213121450159217071837204423122808359361879672144452187200
1807 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112131305139315581658179918862124229827593406509360948055108471488020782
11114051243133414481591170518281965218224512974396854266747898512191168470
00000013341448159117051828196521822451297439685426674789851219100
00000013631503162417521857204422402605319045305760740199161353500
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