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

1804 1/2C Plain 4 No Stems, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65BN


PCGS #:
1063
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
5.44 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
1,055,312
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$22,325 • PCGS MS65 • 5-22-2014 • Legend Rare Coin Auctions
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 18 / 18 18 / 18
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 14 / 18 14 / 18
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 6 / 18 6 / 18
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:63, $19,975 - Legend-Morphy 5/2014:2, $22,325

1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:63, $19,975 - Legend-Morphy 5/2014:2, $22,325

1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade  

M.R. Brown, 8/1953, $8 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:130, $3,300

4 MS64BN PCGS grade  
4 MS64BN PCGS grade  
4 MS64BN PCGS grade  
4 MS64BN PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The two most obvious differences on 1804 Half Cents relate to the 4 of the date.  On some coins the horizontal crossbar of the 4 ends with a vertical crosslet; on others the 4 has no crosslet.  The Crosslet 4 is slightly lesscommon than the Plain 4.

The Plain 4 obverse is combined with two different reverse types: Stems at the base of the wreath and No Stems at the base of the wreath. 

Only one die variety (Cohen 13) qualifies as the Plain 4, No Stems variety.

Uncirculated examples of the 1804 Plain 4, No Stems Half Cent are scarce, but are the most "common" of any of the 1804 Half Cent varieties.  Brown Mint State examples are the easiest to find.  Red-Brown examples are much tougher and full Red examples are exceedingly rare.