Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 234,000
Catalog: KM-41
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.44 Grams
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1826 1/2C MS obverse 1826 1/2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1826 half cent is a common date in this series, with 234,000 pieces minted. Two die marriages are known, with each utilizing different obverse and reverse dies.

Cohen-1 is by far the more common and is easily recognized by the criss-cross pattern of die-filing lines to the right of the 6. C-2 (photos) has numeral 6 punched over a horizontal 6, though the underlying numeral is difficult to see. The reverse die for this marriage is transitional with 1828 C-1.

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1826 1/2C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 72.00 83.00 100.00 185 185 250 275 300 365 460 545 650 1025 1700 3750 - - - - -
$ 215 280 300 340 425 500 600 725 1250 2200 7300 19000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 336
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1826 1/2C MS Brown
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Base941111391752203043954775886577528119009901131142719363316483971701077816419
991201511902483344225146116887718409301037122915962396382356168372126580
000000422514611688771840930103712291596239638235616837200
000000449551634720791870960108413281766285643316393957500
1826 1/2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10612715920124834243952965072582688999010811233154720873541513375621163217582
11313717321627937446956967575884792210201131133717272571407159428918136150
0000004695696757588479221020113113371727257140715942891800
00000049960970079286895610501182144219073056460267521027500
1826 1/2C MS Red
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