PCGS Certified the coin Genuine AU details Altered surfaces. Appears to be a rare red brown variety and I was trying to understand the value.
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Based on the photographs and description provided, the subject of this appraisal is a no-grade 1804 United States 1/2 Cent Crosslet 4, Stemless Wreath, Red and Brown Variety coin with a PCGS certification of Genuine About Uncirculated (which would translate to approximately AU50-AU58) with an Altered Surfaces flaw.
Unfortunately, because the coin's surface has been altered, its value is significantly impaired despite being believed to be among the rare red and brown variety of this coin. The piece's PCGS certification number is 82680790. In consideration of the factors noted, a Fair Market Value (pre-auction estimate) of this piece would be estimated at $250 to $500.