Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust Half Cents (1800-1808)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,055,312
Catalog: KM-33
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.44g
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1804 1/2C MS obverse 1804 1/2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As a date the 1804 half cent is very common, with even a fair number of Mint State examples available to collectors. It also has the greatest number of die marriages of the Draped Bust Half Cent series, some 13 in all. These are divided among three major varieties: Crosslet 4 in date, Crosslet 4 with Spiked Chin and Plain 4. These are further divided by the fact that the wreath stems were omitted from a single, but very prolific, reverse die. The only rare marriages are Crosslet 4 varieties C-2 and C-4, both of which have the usual stems on the wreath.

Once again the number of half cents coined bearing the date 1804 depends upon which source is cited. In contrast to the 1,055,312 figure given above, Walter Breen arrived at a net mintage of 771,312+ after deducting what he believed were half cents coined during 1804 but dated 1803. The overall commonness of this date, however, lends support to the higher total.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/17/2016

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1804 1/2C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 72.00 90.00 130 235 450 690 800 925 1250 1600 1700 2400 3700 5950 15500 23500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 7900 17500 - - -
1804 1/2C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 3100 4750 9000 32500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1212
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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8/2/2016 F 12  Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131631/Lot# 21010
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9/6/2004 PCGS MS 63   Brown Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 69 $1,668.00
2/9/2006 NGC AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2006 February Long Beach Signature Auction #400, 400/Lot# 73 $747.50
11/27/2006 NGC MS 63   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 115: The Eagle One Sale, 120/Lot# 4793 $1,840.00
2/15/2010 NGC MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 96 $4,025.00
12/25/2011 PCGS XF 40   Brown Teletrade Auction 3195, 3195/Lot# 1004 $276.00
5/30/2012 PCGS VF 35   Brown Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2024 $246.75
6/9/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 120032 $110.00
7/11/2013 NGC MS 62   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1187/Lot# 4585 $1,880.00
7/11/2014 NGC XF 40   Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5031 $305.50
10/29/2015 PCGS AU 50   Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1225/Lot# 7012 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1804 1/2C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1163237366586108815121843207822192412253128853238363964089361628221551333155207682229
55188280439753122916221921212522832452264930033372456273929361113722547239569621270
0000001622192121252283245226493003337245627392936111372254723956900
0000001733200021722348249127673120350554858377936116461293944582200
1804 1/2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2822923845027791121130315581719187621242285243327943412699287091103616299244265131491502
285322423594893118113881611177119582177233425533000460575649484127901900833388647100
0000001388161117711958217723342553300046057564948412790190083338800
00000014731665182320412231238326733206579881361026014544217174235100
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