Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-41
Obverse Designer: William Kneass, after Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.44 Grams
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1836 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF obverse 1836 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

There were three issues of proof 1836 half cents. The Original emission (photos) was coined from fresh dies with bold details.

All three issues are rare, though the Original coins are slightly the more available, with over two dozen known. A few of these are circulated.

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1836 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - 3350 3350 3450 3500 3650 3850 4700 5100 6200 7150 10100 15000 24000 - - - -
$ 3850 3950 4000 4150 4350 5100 5600 6650 7750 13750 18000 89000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 13
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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10/24/2006 PCGS Proof 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2006 October Dallas Signature Coin Auction #428, 428/Lot# 61 $7,187.50
4/16/2008 NGC Proof 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 2224 $11,500.00
8/11/2011 NGC Proof 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7007 $12,650.00
4/24/2013 PCGS Proof 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1184/Lot# 1082 $10,575.00
1/26/2014 PCGS Proof 66   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 143 $77,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1836 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1675172417731824187619281982203720932716340137694004421543614741547858002926254612100633134561
169117401790184118931946200020552300294435233847407442634487498655851362037712699521119420
0000002000205523002944352338474074426344874986558513620377126995200
0000002018207425083172364639254144431246145232569221441461628529200
1836 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3285336534153498358136663700373438813974410841944441466550045517678975198742101061162213300
331133813442352536093677371137833912401841364276451547785175594170327926919610611121810
00000037113783391240184136427645154778517559417032792691961061100
00000037223832394340634165435845904891534663657275833496511111600
1836 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3576366137143802389139814017405342094308445045424803504153995942728380529337107681235614110
360436783743383139213993402941054242435544804629488251605580638975398480981411297129400
00000040294105424243554480462948825160558063897539848098141129700
000000404141574275440245114716496152795761683677958908102911182600
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