Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust Half Cents (1800-1808)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,435,100
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.4400g
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1802/0 REV OF 02 C-2 1/2C MS obverse 1802/0 REV OF 02 C-2 1/2C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Just two die marriages are known for 1802 half cents, and this is the only one which is readily collectable. It is scarce, but its rarity pales in comparison to that of Cohen-1.

This variety shares a common obverse die with C-1, and it reveals a very obvious 2/0 overdate. Its reverse die is of the new style first employed with 1797 cents in which the wreath has fuller leaves, and its upper right terminus displays two leaves in place of the single leaf.

The number of C-2 half cents coined is uncertain, but it has long been speculated that these comprised the two deliveries of the year 1802 which totaled 14,366 pieces. It's also possible that some of those coined in 1803 included this variety, too, which would account for its prevalence as compared to C-1.

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Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1802/0 REV OF 02 1/2C C-2 MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 740 2175 3500 9500 26000 182500 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 52
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: G
High Grade: VF

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/2/2020 1802/0 REV OF 02 1/2C C-2 MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base61815103-----------------52
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Total61815103-----------------52
 12%35%29%19%6%----------------- 

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NGC Registry Score 1802/0 REV OF 02 1/2C C-2 MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9351036155826993730565665097198931910320115181218618907197082053321384222602316324093250492603427047
968121019383042437259406738790596521071911740144261917419983208162167622561234732441125377263710
000000673879059652107191174014426191741998320816216762256123473244112537700
000000696886129986111181196316666194412025821100219682286223783247302570500
1802/0 REV OF 02 1/2C C-2 MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111111111111111
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