Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 487,000
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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1829 C-1 1/2C MS obverse 1829 C-1 1/2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The published mintage figure is assumed to have included many half cents dated 1828, as that date is far too common in relation to 1829.

Just a single die marriage is known for this date, further confirmation of its smaller mintage, as a single pair of dies could not have produced nearly half a million coins. The example illustrated is from a late state of the dies, as the stars and peripheral lettering are both drawn toward the edge.

Mint State examples of this date are not rare, but they are almost universally brown or some color other than mint red. At least 234,000 unneeded half cents were destroyed at the Philadelphia Mint in 1830-31 to provide copper for alloying the gold and silver coinage. It's believed that these lost half cents included a mix of 1825-29 dates.

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Last Updated: 2/11/2014

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1829 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base $ 52.00 68.00 75.00 90.00 145 145 210 225 260 300 335 365 425 685 1000 2050 4750 - - - -
$ 190 230 245 285 330 365 410 490 800 1350 2350 5500 - -
1829 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 750 1200 1900 20000 24000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 850 1400 2250 43500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 314
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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1/1/2006 PCGS F 12   Brown Teletrade Auction 2139, 2139/Lot# 1000 $78.40
1/11/2010 NGC MS 64   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 444, 450/Lot# 13 $621.00
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 62   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1151/Lot# 9086 $322.00
1/24/2012 NGC MS 61   Brown Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 8024 $316.25
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7/14/2013 PCGS AU 53   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 128122 $187.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1829 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base8911113917522032040147752455660263169576484711591614248935495145757611323
961201511902533474264925345716116527187919511310190528424081595588250
0000004264925345716116527187919511310190528424081595500
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1829 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base102123163183255351429502575620684725829908997148320253009445867061022312209
109136169207287377453526590641697759855937115916632353349252077878108850
00000045352659064169775985593711591663235334925207787800
00000047755060566271179488196713211844268139755956905000
1829 C-1 1/2C MS Red
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Base1111111111111111111111
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