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

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

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PCGS MS63BN


PCGS #:
1072
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
5.44 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
1,055,312
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$5,750 • PCGS MS64 • 10-15-2010 • Scotsman
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
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Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 75 R-8.2 4 / 18 4 / 18
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 6 / 18 TIE 6 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 3 / 18 TIE 3 / 18 TIE
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS64BN PCGS grade  
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Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
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10 MS63BN 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 Crosslet 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 12) qualifies as the Crosslet 4, No Stems variety.

Uncirculated examples of the 1804 Crosslet 4, No Stems Half Cent are scarce, but can be found in grades up to MS65 in both Brown and Red-Brown formats.