Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust Half Cents (1800-1808)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,055,312
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.4400g
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1804 SPIKED CHIN 1/2C MS obverse 1804 SPIKED CHIN 1/2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The obverse die used previously for Cohen varieties 1 and 3 became damaged, presumably from heavy contact with some piece of machinery, and it continued to be used for four more die marriages with a jutting projection affectionately called by numismatists the Spiked Chin (C-5 through C-8). The most often seen of these is C-8, though C-6 is a favorite with die state collectors for the progressive failure of its reverse die.

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1804 SPIKED CHIN 1/2C MS Brown
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1804 SPIKED CHIN 1/2C MS Red Brown
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 418
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 64


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11/1/2000 NGC AU 50   Brown Teletrade Auction 1373, 1373/Lot# 1006 $460.00
9/29/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 140734 $84.37
1/26/2014 PCGS Genuine F   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 62 $5,750.00
5/18/2014 NGC VF 20   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131421/Lot# 20004 $182.13
6/3/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   Brown Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3288 $246.75
9/14/2014 NGC AU 55   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 821, 830/Lot# 10001 $950.00
2/22/2015 PCGS Genuine VF   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131509/Lot# 21003 $176.25
7/20/2015 PCGS   Brown Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 30304 $223.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1804 SPIKED CHIN 1/2C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1163209255366575754908113012581432153718862197258531034032770211534175092691741861
5517822429243563480598211721316146716531989232627573412525589791352520645318980
0000008059821172131614671653198923262757341252558979135252064500
000000856105612151374150217692093245529303722647810256155172378100
1804 SPIKED CHIN 1/2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111157982811181281162821072885350652647146101431464011
111111119366292411721396178723663092409258918145116421464010
000000119366292411721396178723663092409258918145116421464000
0000001386745102112261512194726253299467865189144131411464000
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