The 1804 Draped Bust half cents have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1804 Half Cent

Specifications

Type: Draped Bust Half Cent
Year: 1804
Face Value: $0.005
Composition: Copper
Total Weight: 5.44 grams

There is no mint mark on this coin. Each coin was minted in Philadelphia.

Five different varieties exist for this coin. These varieties include: plain 4 and stems, plain 4 and no stems, crosslet 4 and stems, crosslet 4 and no stems, and lastly the spiked chin variety. See the images below for reference.

Stems vs No Stems

Plain 4 vs Crosslet 4

Spiked Chin
The spiked chin variety
Series Location Quantity Minted
1804 Philadelphia 1,055,312

Value

The 1804 half cent with the plain 4 and stems is worth around $55 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $100. In fine condition the value is around $200. In extremely fine condition the price is around $1,300. Coins in about uncirculated condition can sell for around $2,200.

The 1804 half cent with the plain 4 and no stems is worth around $40 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $85. In fine condition the value is around $145. In extremely fine condition the price is around $385. Coins in about uncirculated condition can sell for around $675.

The 1804 half cent with the crosslet 4 and stems is worth around $40 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $85. In fine condition the value is around $145. In extremely fine condition the price is around $400. Coins in about uncirculated condition can sell for around $675.

The 1804 half cent with the crosslet 4 and no stems is worth around $40 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $85. In fine condition the value is around $145. In extremely fine condition the price is around $385. Coins in about uncirculated condition can sell for around $675.

The 1804 half cent with the spiked chin is worth around $40 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $95. In fine condition the value is around $225. In extremely fine condition the price is around $600. Coins in about uncirculated condition can sell for around $950.

Grading System

About good- The design is clear enough to be identified.

Good- The outline of Liberty's bust is clear. There are few details but the date is legible. The lettering on the reverse side of the coin is worn and incomplete.

Fine- Liberty's shoulder drapery and her hair over her brow are worn smooth.

Extremely fine- There is light wear on the highest parts of Liberty's head and the wreath.

About uncirculated- There is only slight wear on Liberty's hair above her forehead.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1805 Half Cent