1804 Draped Bust Half Cents : Plain 4 - Stems to Wreath

Early Copper Half Penny

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
Metal Composition: 100% Copper

Diameter: 23.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 5.44 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1804 Draped Bust Half Cent Penny - Plain 4 - With Stems
A major variety of the 1804 Draped Bust Half Cent (Penny) features a combination of a plain "4" within the 1804 date on the obverse of the coin and with stems on the wreath on the reverse of the coin as depicted above.

There are two major varieties on the obverse of the coin. One features a crosslet "4" and the other has a plain "4" within the 1804 date. The crosslet "4" has a small vertical bar crossing through the right-side end of the "4" while the plain "4" does not. The difference between the crosslet 4 vs plain 4 is depicted below in the example comparison image of the coins:

1804 Crosslet 4 vs Plain 4 Draped Bust Half Cent - Difference and Comparison

The other two varieties deal with the reverse of the coin. One variety has two stems extending from the wreath while the other variety has no stems (stemless). The difference between the stemless (no stems) vs with stems is depicted below in the example comparison image of the coins:

1804 With Stems vs No Stems (Stemless) Draped Bust Half Cent - Difference and Comparison
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
$75$121$204$478$1,308$2,231---

The 1804 Draped Bust Half Cent (Plain 4 - Stems to Wreath Variety) is worth $121 in average condition, and more in higher condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $0.0319







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