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1805 HALF CENT

PCGS Nos: 1081, 1082, 1087, 1090

Mintage:
Circulation strikes:
814,464
Proofs: None

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 23.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 84 grains (5.44 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all 1805 Half Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp and Coin

Varieties:
Cohen 1 - Common
Cohen 2 - Very Rare
Cohen 3 - Very Scarce
Cohen 4 - Common

Notes:
The finest "Small 5, No Stem" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65BN.

The finest "Small 5, No Stem" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64RB.

The finest "Small 5, Stems" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single AU-53BN.

The finest "Large 5, Stems" Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-64BN's.

Significant examples:
See individual varieties

Recent appearances:
See individual varieties

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"American Half Cents - The 'Little Half Sisters' (Second Edition)" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.

"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club