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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1848 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF obverse 1848 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The date logotype used for 1848 half cents was too large and overlaps the bust. This is the same date puncheon used for half eagles.

1848 Original proofs are among the most scarce of the 1840-57 series. Walter Breen estimated that approximately 14 are known.

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1848 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 4100 5050 5750 7550 14000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 4400 5400 6200 8100 17000 - - -
1848 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 70000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 115000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 65


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8/17/1996 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 6497 $7,700.00
5/25/2002 PCGS PF 61   Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22113, 22113/Lot# 15024 $3,795.00
7/27/2002 PCGS PF 61   Brown Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York, NY Signature Sale #296, 296/Lot# 5824 $3,105.00
9/17/2003 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 5257 $10,350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2933300630813157323533133394347635593644373038174004416046464771509154055801613667028705
2957303131063183326133403421350335873672375938794056432246874877519555375912632473690
0000003421350335873672375938794056432246874877519555375912632400
0000003448353136153701378839414108448447294984530056696024651300
1848 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32623342342235043588367337603848393840304122421744174585510752415584592063437145889911129
3288336834493532361637023789387839684060415342834473475951515355569660616610772996420
0000003789387839684060415342834473475951515355569660616610772900
0000003818390839994091418543504529493351965469580862026877831400
1848 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base35513635372138093898398840814175427043674465456547784956550856506012636768147545911611209
3579366337503838392840194112420643024399449846364837514055555770613065167057806898130
0000004112420643024399449846364837514055555770613065167057806800
0000004143423843344432453147074896532456025891624866657301859200
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