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SERIES: Draped Bust Half Cents 1800-1808
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1804 1/2C C-6 Spiked Chin, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS63+BN
PCGS #:
35161
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
5.44 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
1,055,312
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$18,400 • PCGS MS65 • 1-26-2014 • Goldberg Auctioneers
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4
98
4
6
108
6
8
160
8
10
170
10
12
200
2
12
25
300
1
25
35
400
3
35
40
600
1
40
45
650
1
45
45+
675
45+
50+
910
50+
53
1,100
2
53
53+
1,150
53+
55+
1,450
1
55+
58
2,250
5
58
58+
2,300
1
58+
60
2,500
60
61
2,850
61
62+
3,250
62+
63
4,250
1
63
63+
5,150
1
63+
64
7,850
1
64
64+
8,500
64+
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $2.20) - "Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Eric P. Newman, who paid $1.00 - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 04.6.14) - Goldbergs 1/2014:66, $18,400 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5049, $17,625 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS64BN PCGS grade

Eric Streiner, sold privately in 4/1992 - Jim McGuigan Collection

3 MS63+BN PCGS grade

Stephen Fischer, sold privately in 4/1998 - Jim McGuigan Collection

4 MS63BN PCGS grade

Superior 2/2003:102, $4,313 - Jim McGuigan Collection

5 MS62BN PCGS grade

Goldbergs 2/2018:69, $1,645

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $2.20) - "Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Eric P. Newman, who paid $1.00 - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 04.6.14) - Goldbergs 1/2014:66, $18,400 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5049, $17,625 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS64BN PCGS grade

Eric Streiner, sold privately in 4/1992 - Jim McGuigan Collection

3 MS63+BN PCGS grade

Stephen Fischer, sold privately in 4/1998 - Jim McGuigan Collection

4 MS63BN PCGS grade

Superior 2/2003:102, $4,313 - Jim McGuigan Collection

5 MS62BN PCGS grade

Goldbergs 2/2018:69, $1,645

5 MS62BN PCGS grade
5 MS62BN PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:1435, $2,233

8 AU58+ PCGS grade

Martin Levy, sold privately in 7/1979 - Jim McGuigan Collection

Ron Guth: Of the several Spiked Chin varieties, the Cohen 6 is the most interesting because of the numerous die states caused when the reverse dies deteriorated over time.  The reverse die started out in a nearly perfect state than began to crack arond the legends.  Eventually, pieces of the die began to fall off, leaving cuds on the coins.  In the latest states, the Cohen 6 presents a massive cud along the reverse rim from 2 o'clock to 7:30.  The late Gene Braig was fascinated with this variety, he collected as many different die states as he could find, and he produced the most recent and extensive listing of the die progression, with numbers for each distinct die state.

Though this variety is common, it is definitely rare in Mint State.  To our knowledge, there are no Red-Brown or Red examples known.