The 1805 Draped Bust half cents have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1805 Half Cent

Specifications

Type: Draped Bust Half Cent
Year: 1805
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.

Three different varieties exist for this coin. These varieties include: medium 5 and no stems, small 5 and stems, and large 5 and stems. See the images below for reference.

Stems vs No Stems

Half Cent Small 5
The small 5
Half Cent Medium 5
The medium 5
Half Cent Large 5
The large 5
Series Location Quantity Minted
1805 Philadelphia 814,464

Value

The 1805 half cent with the medium 5 and no stems is worth around $45 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $100. In fine condition the value is around $15. In extremely fine condition the price is around $400. Coins in about uncirculated condition can sell for around $750.

The 1805 half cent with the small 5 and stems is worth around $500 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $1,000. In fine condition the value is around $4,000. In extremely fine condition the price is around $17,000. Coins in about uncirculated condition can sell for around $45,000.

The 1805 half cent with the large 5 and stems is worth around $45 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $100. In fine condition the value is around $155. In extremely fine condition the price is around $425. Coins in about uncirculated condition can sell for around $850.

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:

1806 Half Cent
1804 Half Cent