Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Half Cents (1840-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
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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1842 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF obverse 1842 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

About two dozen examples are believed to exist of the 1842 Restrike.

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1842 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Brown
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1842 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Red Brown
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/7/2004 PCGS Proof 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 4121 $8,625.00
1/12/2005 PCGS Proof 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 30089 $5,750.00
7/27/2005 NGC Proof 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 5077 $6,900.00
1/23/2006 NGC Proof 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 19133 $9,775.00
4/28/2010 PCGS Proof 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 40 $20,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2933300630813157323533133394347635593644373038174004416046464771509154055801613667028705
2957303131063183326133403421350335873672375938794056432246874877519555375912632473690
0000003421350335873672375938794056432246874877519555375912632400
0000003448353136153701378839414108448447294984530056696024651300
1842 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32623342342235043588367337603848393840304122421744174585510752415584592063437145889911129
3288336834493532361637023789387839684060415342834473475951515355569660616610772996420
0000003789387839684060415342834473475951515355569660616610772900
0000003818390839994091418543504529493351965469580862026877831400
1842 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base35513635372138093898398840814175427043674465456547784956550856506012636768147545911611209
3579366337503838392840194112420643024399449846364837514055555770613065167057806898130
0000004112420643024399449846364837514055555770613065167057806800
0000004143423843344432453147074896532456025891624866657301859200
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