Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust Half Cents (1800-1808)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-33
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.44g
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 78.00 120 165 290 480 850 1000 1200 1600 2100 2600 3900 6850 25000 87500 - - - -
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1804 SPIKED CHIN 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 3450 4750 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 391
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 64


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10/10/2014 PCGS XF 45   Brown Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14227 $399.50
11/6/2014 NGC VF 35   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7052 $381.88


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
Base2822923845027791121130315581719187621242285243327943412699287091103616299244265131491502
285322423594893118113881611177119582177233425533000460575649484127901900833388647100
0000001388161117711958217723342553300046057564948412790190083338800
00000014731665182320412231238326733206579881361026014544217174235100
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