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

1804 1/2C Spiked Chin, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66BN

Spiked Chin

PCGS MS65BN
PCGS #:
1075
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
5.44 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
1,055,312
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$28,750 • PCGS AU50 • 9-6-2011 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
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Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 300 R-6.4 6 / 18 TIE 6 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 6 / 18 TIE 6 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 3 / 18 TIE 3 / 18 TIE
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Ron Guth: The 1804 Spiked Chin Half Cent is an interesting variety caused when damage occured to an obverse die, resulting in a sharp, spike-like projection jutting out from Liberty's chin.  The Spiked Chin itself is considered a die state, because examples from the same obverse die are known without the damage.  However, the Spiked Chin obverse was used in combination with more than one reverse, so it is also known as a die variety.  The Spiked Chin Half Cent is fairly common, but it commands a premium because of its listing as a major variety in most (if not all) price catalogs.