1809/6 Classic Head Half Cent. C-5. Rarity-1. 9/Inverted 9. MS-64 BN (PCGS). CAC.

$11,500

Incredible Near-Gem 1809/6 Half Cent

MS-64 BN (PCGS) CAC

Smooth, tight surfaces exhibit a desirable satin to softly frosted texture. Both sides are predominantly toned in bold chocolate-brown, although considerable faded rose-red mint color remains in the protected areas around many of the design elements. Well struck for the type with the central design elements sharp, this premium quality Choice example is sure to please. Just 5 rank finer at PCGS and only 6 are higher at CAC.

A popular variety of the first year 1809 Classic Head half cent that was long thought to be an overdate, Cohen-5 has since been reclassified as having the primary digit 9 in the date punched over an inverted 9. Remnants of the underdigit are clearly evident with the aid of a loupe. This variety barely edges our C-6 as the most readily obtainable of the issue with William R. Eckberg accounting for approximately 4,500 survivors in all grades in his 2019 reference The Half Cent, 1793-1857: The Story of America’s Greatest Little Coin. The author further asserts, “UNCs are plentiful; probably at least 60 exist.” Technically sound and visually appealing, the PCGS/CAC MS-64 BN example offered here will appeal to discerning numismatists, be they type collectors or early copper enthusiasts.

PCGS# 1126. NGC ID: CZEZ.

PCGS Population: 14; 5 finer in this category (all MS-65 BN).

CAC Population: 3; 6 finer.

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Description

Previous Prices Realized

Image Grade Description Date Realized
Coin Thumbnail 53 1809/’6′ Classic Head Half Cent. 9/Inverted 9. AU-53 (PCGS). Apr-22 $528.00
Coin Thumbnail 55 1809/’6′ Classic Head Half Cent. C-5. 9/Inverted 9. AU-55 BN (NGC). Aug-21 $576.00
Coin Thumbnail 58 1809/’6′ Classic Head Half Cent. 9/Inverted 9. AU-58 (PCGS). CAC. Nov-16 $1,175.00
Coin Thumbnail 58 1809/6 Classic Head Half Cent. C-5. Rarity-1. 9/Inverted 9. AU-58 (PCGS). Mar-16 $1,057.50
Coin Thumbnail 62 1809/6 Classic Head Half Cent. C-5. MS-62 BN (PCGS). May-15 $1,057.50
Coin Thumbnail 62 1809/’6′ Classic Half Cent. C-5, Manley Die Sate 1.0. Rarity-1. 9/Inverted 9. MS-62 BN (NGC). Feb-14 $1,086.88
Coin Thumbnail 64 1809/’6′ Classic Head Half Cent. C-5. Rarity-1. 9/Inverted 9. MS-64 BN (PCGS). CAC. Aug-22 $9,000.00
Coin Thumbnail 64 1809/’6′ Classic Head Half Cent. C-5. Rarity-1. 9/Inverted 9. MS-64 BN (PCGS). CAC. Jun-21 $20,400.00
Coin Thumbnail 64 1809/’6′ Classic Head Half Cent. C-5. Rarity-1. 9/Inverted 9. MS-64 BN (PCGS). CAC. Mar-18 $13,200.00
Coin Thumbnail 65 1809/’6′ Classic Head Half Cent. C-5. Rarity-1. 9/Inverted 9. MS-65 BN (PCGS). CAC. OGH. Mar-20 $36,000.00

** NOTE. All prices realized reflect the final hammer price plus the buyer’s premium. As errors can occur, you should contact each pricing source to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.

Population Guide

Service Grade Population In This Grade Plus Population In Higher Grade Total
PCGS 64 10 0 2 467
NGC 64 4 0 4 273
CAC 64 3 6 60

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PCGS Pop Guide

Type 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 45+ 50 53 53+ 55 55+ 58 58+ 60 61 62 62+ 63 63+ 64 64+ 65 65+ 66 66+ 67 67+ 68 68+ 69 70 Total
Base 1 4 4 6 11 9 8 16 29 41 64 84 52 33 41 27 1 10 14 10 2 467
Percent 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 3 6 8 13 17 11 7 8 5 0 2 2 2 0 100

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NGC Pop Guide

Type 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 45+ 50 53 53+ 55 55+ 58 58+ 60 61 62 62+ 63 63+ 64 64+ 65 65+ 66 66+ 67 67+ 68 68+ 69 70 Total
Base 1 2 3 5 5 4 9 10 24 34 17 26 39 52 1 10 14 1 8 4 4 273
Percent 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 3 8 12 6 9 14 19 0 3 5 0 2 1 1 100
Star 0
Total 1 2 3 5 5 4 9 10 24 34 17 26 39 52 1 10 14 1 8 4 4 273

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CAC Pop Guide

Type 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 45+ 50 53 53+ 55 55+ 58 58+ 60 61 62 62+ 63 63+ 64 64+ 65 65+ 66 66+ 67 67+ 68 68+ 69 70 Total
Gold 0
Green 2 4 5 5 2 4 8 11 4 6 3 6 60

**NOTE. Information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, and is being provided to our customers as a service. As errors can occur, you should contact CAC to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.