Feedback

X

Leave Comment

SERIES: Draped Bust Half Cents 1800-1808
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1803 1/2C, BN (Regular Strike)

View All Coin Images

PCGS MS64+BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS63BN
PCGS #:
1060
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
5.44 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
92,000
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$49,350 • PCGS AU58+BN • 6-21-2017 • Stack's/Bowers
Go To Grade
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 15
  • 20
  • 25
  • 30
  • 35
  • 40
  • 45
  • 45+
  • 50
  • 50+
  • 53
  • 53+
  • 55
  • 55+
  • 58
  • 58+
  • 60
  • 61
  • 62
  • 62+
  • 63
  • 63+
  • 64
  • 64+
  • 65
1
55
1
3
45
3
3
6
90
27
6
45+
1,150
45+
50+
1,900
50+
53+
2,100
53+
55+
2,650
1
55+
58+
3,500
2
58+
60
4,200
1
60
62+
5,400
62+
63+
8,600
63+
64+
13,000
1
64+
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 500 R-6.0 11 / 18 TIE 11 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 6 / 18 TIE 6 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64BN PCGS grade  
1 MS64BN PCGS grade  
1 MS64BN estimated grade  
1 MS64BN estimated grade  
5 MS63BN PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64BN PCGS grade  
1 MS64BN PCGS grade  
1 MS64BN estimated grade  
1 MS64BN estimated grade  
5 MS63BN PCGS grade
5 MS63BN PCGS grade   (Cohen 1) ESM Collection
5 MS63BN PCGS grade  
5 MS63BN estimated grade  
9 MS62BN PCGS grade  
9 MS62BN PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1803 Half Cent is a somewhat scarce date thanks to a relatively low mintage.  It is not nearly as rare as the 1802 or nearly as common as the 1804, but is more akin to the 1800 or the 1807.  Four die varieties comprise this date, only one of which is rare (Cohen 2).  High grade examples are rare, especially with enough original color to earn the Red & Brown designation.  Only a handful of Uncirculated examples are known and none are known in MS-65 or better.