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SERIES: Liberty Cap Right Half Cents 1794-1797
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1794 1/2C High Relief Head, BN (Regular Strike)

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High Relief Head                                      Low Relief Head

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS63BN
PCGS #:
35054
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Lettered: TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR
Mintage:
81,600
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$103,500 • NGC MS65 • 8-7-2010 • Bowers & Merena
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 500 R-6.0 1 / 3 TIE 11 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 3 1 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 3 1 / 14
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade
2 MS63BN PCGS grade  
3 XF40 PCGS grade
3 XF40 PCGS grade
5 VF20 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade
2 MS63BN PCGS grade  
3 XF40 PCGS grade
3 XF40 PCGS grade
5 VF20 PCGS grade  
Gordon Wrubel: The finest recorded 1794 High Relief half cent, MS 66 BN, proudly displays a gorgeous light chocolate brown color. Its pristine surfaces exude full mint bloom, with nary a break. A halo of faded mint red peeps out from the complete, fully struck, obverse denticles and highlights LIBERTY and the date. The High Relief details are brought to their maximum by a very strong strike. Vein detail in the leaves, which some observers may not have ever seen before, leads one to wonder if this specimen had received more than one blow from the dies. This little half sister is an absolutely captivating work of art.