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    1802/0 C-1, B-1 Half Cent, Fine Details
    No Visible Undertype

    1802/0 Reverse of 1800, C-1, B-1, High R.5 -- Tooled -- NGC Details. Fine. Our EAC grade Good 6. 75.4 grains. Breen Die State I, as always. Manley Die State 1.0. No Fuhrman die states are enumerated. At one time, according to a note on the accompanying envelope, this piece was considered the fourth finest known. It is listed as 11th best in the Breen-Hanson Condition Census where it is graded Good with a weak date and reverse noted, along with a few light scratches. The obverse has been burnished to diminish corrosion while the reverse does not appear to be tooled. A few curved scratches are evident from the reverse border through the wreath over HALF.

    The total mintage, all from the overdated obverse die, is thought to be 20,266 coins, including 14,366 coined in 1802 and 5,900 delivered in August 1803. William Eckberg estimates that 35 examples of this Reverse of 1800 variety survive alongside about 600 with the Reverse of 1802. Those survival figures suggest a mintage of 1,100 to 1,200 examples of C-1 and slightly more than 19,000 of C-2. All 1802 half cents of both varieties were coined over spoiled cents due to a lack of half cent planchets. Like most known examples, there is no undertype evident on this piece.

    This variety is traditionally placed first among 1802 half cents as it shares the reverse die with 1800 half cents. However, the obverse die is the same for both 1802 varieties, and Ronald Manley has shown that the early die state Reverse of 1802 half cents were struck before the Reverse of 1800 coins.
    Ex: Jon Hanson (5/25/1972); Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 222C, Variety PCGS# 35122, Base PCGS# 1054)

    Weight: 5.44 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper

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