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

1808/7 1/2C, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64+BN

Image courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

PCGS AU58BN
PCGS #:
1110
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
5.44 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
400,000
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$24,150 • PCGS AU53 • 9-6-2011 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 400 R-6.2 8 / 18 TIE 8 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64+BN PCGS grade

Robert Coulton Davis, 8/25/1888 - Davis Estate - New York Coin & Stamp Co. 1/1890:2670, $4.25 - Charles T. Steigerwalt - Peter Mougey - Thomas L. Elder 9/1910:303, $30.00 - Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $30.00) - B. Max Mehl - Colonel E. H. R. "Ned" Green Collection (appraised by the Estate at $1.50 on 8/9/1937), sold in April 1943 for $25.00 - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman - Eric P. Newman Education Society/Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 08.2.5) - Goldbergs 1/2014:90, $483,000

2 AU55 PCGS grade  
2 AU55 PCGS grade  
4 AU53 PCGS grade  
4 AU53 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64+BN PCGS grade

Robert Coulton Davis, 8/25/1888 - Davis Estate - New York Coin & Stamp Co. 1/1890:2670, $4.25 - Charles T. Steigerwalt - Peter Mougey - Thomas L. Elder 9/1910:303, $30.00 - Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $30.00) - B. Max Mehl - Colonel E. H. R. "Ned" Green Collection (appraised by the Estate at $1.50 on 8/9/1937), sold in April 1943 for $25.00 - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman - Eric P. Newman Education Society/Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 08.2.5) - Goldbergs 1/2014:90, $483,000

2 AU55 PCGS grade  
2 AU55 PCGS grade  
4 AU53 PCGS grade  
4 AU53 PCGS grade  
4 AU53 estimated grade  
4 AU53 estimated grade  
8 XF45 PCGS grade  
8 XF45 PCGS grade  
10 XF40 PCGS grade

Doug Winter: The 1808/7 Half Cent is one of only two overdates in the Draped Bust series (the other is the 1802/0).  This overdated obverse was used with two different reverses, resulting in two die varieties: Cohen 1 and Cohen 2.  1808/7 Cohen 1 is a very rare variety and has been quite elusive, though a few low-grade examples have shown up on Internet auctions.  1808/7 Cohen 2 is scarce but in great demand because of its appearance as a distinct variety in most price guides.  High grade examples are very rare; in fact, no Mint State 1808/7 Half Cent is known to exist.