History, Information, and Value of 1807 Draped Bust Half Cent
Value of 1807 C-1 Draped Bust Half Cent
W-1 | C-1, B-1 | Breen dies: 1-A. | An estimated 4,000 to 5,000 1807 half cents exist, all of them from one die pair. The reverse die was also in play for W-4 of 1806. The known specimens cover the grading scale from AG-3 right up to Mint State, though Uncirculated examples are very rare. Most 1807 half cents are VG to EF or so, and AU or finer pieces are among the minority of survivors. Many half cents of the date are on porous and unattractive planchets and cherrypicking an example with smooth surfaces can prove to be a challenge. Pieces with full dentils on both sides are also rare. Some of the recorded mintage for the date may include 1806-dated pieces also produced at the Philadelphia Mint.
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!