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SERIES: Classic Head Half Cents 1809-1835
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1826 1/2C, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS65BN
PCGS #:
1144
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
5.44 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
234,000
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$18,400 • NCS AU • 1-1-2006 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 8 / 16 TIE 8 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 8 / 16 TIE 8 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 7 / 16 TIE 7 / 16 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade   (Cohen 1) ESM Collection
1 MS65BN PCGS grade   Heritage 1/2009:154
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade   (Cohen 1) ESM Collection
1 MS65BN PCGS grade   Heritage 1/2009:154
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
8 MS65BN estimated grade  
9 MS64BN PCGS grade
9 MS64BN PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1826 Half Cent is a relatively common date that can be found with ease in most circulated grades and in Mint State grades up to MS64.  In Gem condition, this datre becomes very rare and none have been certified above MS65.  PCGS has certified half a dozen Red-Brown examples, but none in full Red.  Two die marriages (die varieties) are known for this date, both of which are of roughly equal rarity.