Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 398,000
Catalog: KM-41
Obverse Designer: William Kneass, after Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.44 Grams
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1835 1/2C MS obverse 1835 1/2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A single obverse die was paired with two reverse dies to produce the half cents dated 1835. The large reported mintage of 398,000 likely included some dated 1834, as that date is the more common of the two. 1835 was the last date of half cents coined for circulation until 1849, as there was little demand for this denomination at the time.

Both C-1 (photos) and C-2 are fairly plentiful, with a good number of Mint State survivors from a hoard uncovered by dealer Elmer Sears in 1935. Such coins may be nearly full red or a blend of red and brown, often with spotting or staining from years of storage.

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Last Updated: 2/11/2014

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1835 1/2C MS Brown
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Base $ 52.00 68.00 75.00 85.00 125 125 185 195 200 255 290 320 415 600 850 1800 - - - - -
$ 145 205 215 240 280 320 350 450 675 1050 2250 - - -
1835 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 320 360 500 925 1350 4300 6500 - - - -
$ - - - - - 360 400 600 1050 1900 6300 - - -
1835 1/2C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 700 1550 4500 11500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 775 2225 5750 28500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1097
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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11/8/2004 NGC MS 62   Brown Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, Florida Bullet Sale #359, 359/Lot# 28 $235.75
8/14/2006 NGC MS 61   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 100, 105/Lot# 458 $207.00
11/6/2007 NGC MS 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2007 November Dallas, TX US Coin Signature Auction #452, 452/Lot# 38 $5,175.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 110 $2,415.00
9/18/2011 PCGS VF 25   Brown Teletrade Auction 3139, 3139/Lot# 1016 $65.00
11/18/2012 NGC XF 45   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131248/Lot# 24003 $99.88
7/27/2013 NGC MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1464 $705.00
9/25/2013 PCGS   Brown Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 102 $207.00
2/9/2014 PCGS XF 40   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 169829 $95.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1835 1/2C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94111139175212255320381434469519551620684774997146621663072443264979669
991201511872262763403984454855295746417148481153169924683525512075540
0000003403984454855295746417148481153169924683525512000
0000003604164575025405976627449221309193227703978580800
1835 1/2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1191391591862202512722923013113233334586379001339192829084416679063715971
12514516819723025827829530431532637451772410461535225434105207679063710
00000027829530431532637451772410461535225434105207679000
00000028529830731932941657781211921731258139135998679000
1835 1/2C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12314316719822726228230131432333634549772710441753245539216160977492238696
12915117720723826828830531732733939557383212801987294346677364977492230
00000028830531732733939557383212801987294346677364977400
00000029430932033134244665093815162221343254138569977400
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