History, Information, and Value of 1800 Draped Bust Half Cent
Value of 1800 C-1 Draped Bust Half Cent
Whitman-1 | Cohen-1, B-1a and b | Breen dies: 1-A. | Only one die pair is recorded for this date despite the large estimated mintage at the Philadelphia Mint of 202,908 pieces. The reverse is called the Reverse of 1800 and shows single leaves at the top of each wreath stem, important when considering the 1802/0 overdate which comes with two different reverses including the present style. Some 1800 half cents were struck on cut-down large cent planchets. Examples with full and bold dentils at the rims are rare and always in high demand. Some 1,200 to 1,600 examples are thought to exist and the date is somewhat plentiful, even in Mint State. This is the ideal selection for an early copper type set.
Of the early Copper Half Cents, the Draped Busts are somewhat easy to come by for a low price, or easy to find in a pre-exsisting collection. If you have any questions about which die pair your coin was struck with, or general value questions, please contact our rare coin experts. Our experts will help you identify your coin, as well as determine a value. If you are looking to sell your coin, consider adding it to our rare coin auctions. We are coin buyers!