Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Half Cents (1840-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 55,358
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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1854 C-1 1/2C MS obverse 1854 C-1 1/2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The fairly large mintages of 1851 and 1853 for this little-used denomination greatly reduced the demand for additional half cents in 1854. Despite its small mintage, the 1854 issue is quite abundant in Mint State. A hoard uncovered around 1935 has provided a thousand or more such coins, some of them with pleasing accents of mint red.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/11/2014

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1854 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base $ 53.00 68.00 73.00 78.00 100.00 100.00 165 175 190 205 220 245 280 515 625 1075 2850 11000 - - -
$ 120 185 195 215 225 245 270 310 590 875 1750 12000 - -
1854 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 245 285 390 650 1000 2700 3500 - - - -
$ - - - - - 265 310 430 740 1150 3100 4000 - -
1854 C-1 1/2C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 550 1200 1900 5000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 650 1450 2400 6000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 691
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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7/15/2014 MS 62   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131428/Lot# 24002


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9/9/2009 NGC MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129, 1129/Lot# 7055 $253.00
4/3/2011 PCGS AU 55   Brown Teletrade Auction 3041, 3041/Lot# 1008 $207.00
10/13/2011 PCGS AU 50   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 7053 $133.40
2/22/2013 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6465 $998.75
9/8/2013 NGC AU 55   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/08/2013, 91/Lot# 135760 $107.80
9/29/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131341/Lot# 24023 $88.00
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 7041 $558.13
5/11/2014 NGC MS 64   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 803, 812/Lot# 503 $550.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base1111139175201248304360395420453477575653735941141019262804402658758705
371201511832162663223714034314615096016808031097158222183211464268180
0000003223714034314615096016808031097158222183211464200
0000003413834114424695426277078721253175425113618525800
1854 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base1111111111919429535756563581111862041290342176401984215309
11111114014422731542658869393614712328334149457548116640
0000001401442273154265886939361471232833414945754800
00000017916926133649561175210611756261537795673869500
1854 C-1 1/2C MS Red
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Base1111111111111111111111
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Grade: MS 64 RB
Points: 1483
Owner: The Mayor
 
Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 1333
Owner: kanga
 
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