Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Half Cents (1840-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-70
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.44 Grams
Diameter: 23mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1843 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF obverse 1843 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Walter Breen estimated that about 21 examples survive today. A few of these are of non-standard weight, and he speculated that these were restrikes made with the Large Berries reverse associated with Originals.

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1843 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Brown
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/13/2006 PCGS Proof 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 134 $12,650.00
11/6/2006 NGC Proof 62   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 112, 117/Lot# 14 $4,025.00
9/17/2008 PCGS Proof 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 134 $12,650.00
9/17/2008 NGC Proof AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 133 $4,887.50
8/2/2012 PCGS Proof 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5014 $38,187.50
10/18/2012 PCGS Proof 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1175/Lot# 3082 $11,162.50
1/26/2014 PCGS Proof 66   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 164 $89,125.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2933300630813157323533133394347635593644373038174004416046464771509154055801613667028705
2957303131063183326133403421350335873672375938794056432246874877519555375912632473690
0000003421350335873672375938794056432246874877519555375912632400
0000003448353136153701378839414108448447294984530056696024651300
1843 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32623342342235043588367337603848393840304122421744174585510752415584592063437145889911129
3288336834493532361637023789387839684060415342834473475951515355569660616610772996420
0000003789387839684060415342834473475951515355569660616610772900
0000003818390839994091418543504529493351965469580862026877831400
1843 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base35513635372138093898398840814175427043674465456547784956550856506012636768147545911611209
3579366337503838392840194112420643024399449846364837514055555770613065167057806898130
0000004112420643024399449846364837514055555770613065167057806800
0000004143423843344432453147074896532456025891624866657301859200
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