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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1842 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF obverse 1842 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The single obverse die used for 1842 half cents bore the Small Date logotype used for the cents struck early in that year.

Perhaps a dozen examples are known of this Original striking, though such coins are rarely offered for sale.

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1842 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Brown
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/24/2013 NGC Proof 60   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1184/Lot# 1084 $4,553.13
1/26/2014 PCGS   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 158 $3,680.00
2/27/2014 PCGS Proof 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 3700 $15,275.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2933300630813157323533133394347635593644373038174004416046464771509154055801613667028705
2957303131063183326133403421350335873672375938794056432246874877519555375912632473690
0000003421350335873672375938794056432246874877519555375912632400
0000003448353136153701378839414108448447294984530056696024651300
1842 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32623342342235043588367337603848393840304122421744174585510752415584592063437145889911129
3288336834493532361637023789387839684060415342834473475951515355569660616610772996420
0000003789387839684060415342834473475951515355569660616610772900
0000003818390839994091418543504529493351965469580862026877831400
1842 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base35513635372138093898398840814175427043674465456547784956550856506012636768147545911611209
3579366337503838392840194112420643024399449846364837514055555770613065167057806898130
0000004112420643024399449846364837514055555770613065167057806800
0000004143423843344432453147074896532456025891624866657301859200
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