1804 Draped Bust Half Cent Image
Cherry Picker's List:

1802/0 Reverse of 1802
1802/0 Reverse of 1800
1804 Plain 4, No Stems
1804 Plain 4, Stems
1804 Crosslet 4, Stems
1804 Crosslet 4, No Stems
1804 Spiked Chin
1805 Small 5, No Stems
1805 Small 5, Stems
1805 Large 5, Stems
1806 Small 6, No Stems
1806 Small 6, Stems
1806 Large 6, Stems
1806 Large 6, Stems
1808/7 Overdate

Half Cent coinage types where never popular, and where even given a non-affectionate nickname, "Half Sisters"; during this era that was a negative connation. The coins barely circulated, mintages where often interrupted by low demand and copper shortages, melted for their precious metal content and an often changes in the design to make them more appealing to the public. In part, these design changes resulted in a large number of die varieties and marriages.

However, this is an advantage for the modern day collector, because this created lower surviving specimen numbers, and a good number of valuable varieties. More on values, mintages and varieties...

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 23.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 84 grains (5.44 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mint mark: None (all 1800's Half Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)


With Stems


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