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Draped Bust Half Cent Value

Draped Bust Half Cent Value

Mint State Draped Bust Half Cent

Draped Bust Half Cent Value Facts

Date – Mint Rarity:

Common date Draped bust Half Cent value begins at $55 and can be as high as $5,000 and the lower the mintage the more valuable. An 1800 is a common date while the 1802/0 Reverse of 1802 is a key date with a mintage of 20,266 and an average value of $60,000.

Grade – Condition:

Draped Bust Half Cents are desirable and valuable and all are worth at least $55 in G4 (Good) but it’s crucial to understand condition when it comes to these coins. Theses coins are copper and the planchets were often of poor quality so they reacted to their environment and corroded.

You also had people scratching, cleaning and damaging these coins so you will find more in problem conditions than not and these will sell for less than $40 unless they’re a low mintage date or a rare variety.

It’s a little confusing to determine the values of higher grade examples because you have some conditional factors to consider.

G4 Draped Bust Half Cent Value

G4 Draped Bust Half Cent

Note that when I mention a grade like G4 that means the coin is problem free – never cleaned, not pitted, or damaged in any way. If the coin has a “grainy” appearance or seems to have tiny holes, or scratches, or looks “pinkish” then it’s a problem coin and will sell for less than the values listed.

You also have three conditional factors that determine the value of a Draped Bust Half Cent and they are: Red (RD), RB (Red-Brown), BN (Brown). A RD coin is going to have at least 90% original luster as struck by the mint and is the most valuable condition. The luster conditions only apply to mint state coins so any circulated coin will be designated BN.

Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
G4
VF20
AU55
MS63
1800
202,908
$55
$400
$1,500
$5,000
1802/0 Reverse of 1802
20,266
$20,000
$40,000
1802/0 Reverse of 1800
Included above
$1,000
$10,000
$20,0000
1803 (Includes wide 3)
92,000
$80
$750
$1900
$4,800
1804 Plain 4, No Stems
1,055,312
$70
$190
$650
1804 Plain 4, Stems
Included above
$75
$400
$2,000
1804 Crosslet 4, Stems
Included above
$55
$150
$650
1804 Crosslet 4, No Stems
Included above
$55
$150
$650
1804 Spiked Chin
Included above
$125
$200
$750
1805 Medium 5, No Stems
814,464
$70
$200
$675
$2,000
1805 Large 5, Stems
Included above
$70
$600
$2,800
$4,025
1805 Small 5, Stemless
Included above
$1,500
$3,000
5,000
$8,337
1806 Small 6, Stems
356,000
$250
$1,650
$4,025
$6,000
1806 Small 6, No Stems
Included above
$55
$195
$632
$4,312
1806 Large 6, Stems
Included above
$55
$150
$747
$8,625
1807
476,000
$55
1808
400,000
$55
1808/7 Over date
Included above
$200

Varieties:

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 Over Date
Some of the above varieties don’t add much of any value but the 1805 Small 5, No Stems is worth at least $1,500 and the 1804 Spiked Chin is worth at least $125.
Specifications:
Designer: Robert Scot
Diameter: 23.5 millimeters
Metal content: Copper – 100%
Weight: 84 grains (5.44 grams)
Edge: Plain
Mint Mark: (None, minted in Philadephia)

Draped Bust Half Cent Value By Date

1800
1802/0 Reverse of 1802
1802/0 Reverse of 1800
1803
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
Description
1806 Large 6, Stems
1807
1808
1808/7 Overdate
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