Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Half Cents (1840-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 147,672
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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1851 C-1 1/2C MS obverse 1851 C-1 1/2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The higher than usual mintage of 1851 half cents is borne out by their great availability. Mint State pieces are likewise common, though quite often weakly struck (photos). A number of examples may be found with mint red color from an old hoard, but these typically are spotted or stained.

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1851 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base $ 53.00 68.00 73.00 80.00 105 105 155 170 185 205 225 245 300 425 665 1150 3600 - - - -
$ 125 175 190 210 225 250 265 330 475 765 1650 4000 - -
1851 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 300 405 585 1100 2400 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 330 440 675 2500 3500 - - -
1851 C-1 1/2C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 750 1600 3500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 825 2000 4500 41000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 738
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/25/2003 NGC MS 65   Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23041, 23041/Lot# 11005 $690.00
5/13/2003 PCGS AU 50   Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23053, 23053/Lot# 13009 $98.90
5/15/2006 NGC MS 64   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 36 $402.50
7/5/2009 PCGS AU 55   Brown Teletrade Auction 2714, 2714/Lot# 1005 $253.00
9/22/2010 PCGS MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 8109 $402.50
11/3/2010 NGC MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 385 $517.50
8/25/2013 NGC MS 64   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 133770 $452.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base11111391752012483043603954204534775756537351021141620852959427262679331
371201511832162663223714034314615096016808301152163923763396493772880
0000003223714034314615096016808301152163923763396493700
0000003413834114424695426277079251284186226673834560200
1851 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base11111111941552412954065708111200175326504041624011
1111111321141832593324606509401384205231134774624010
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1851 C-1 1/2C MS Red
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Grade: MS 63 RB
Points: 1271
Owner: x2rider
 
Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 1021
Owner: Coin Maven
 
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