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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Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1804 SPIKED CHIN 1/2C MS BN
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Base $ 120 150 175 340 345 910 940 1220 1420 1930 2125 2750 3950 7400 23000 85000 - - - -
$ - - - - 1850 - - - 4400 - - - - -
1804 SPIKED CHIN 1/2C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 3350 5800 15300 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 455
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 64

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/2/2020 1804 SPIKED CHIN 1/2C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-5212610536564120554031219105------454
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Total-5212610536564120554031219105------454
 -1%5%6%23%8%12%9%4%12%9%1%3%4%2%1%------ 
1804 SPIKED CHIN 1/2C MS RB
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Base--------------1-------1
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Total--------------1-------1
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NGC Registry

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