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
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1849 SM DATE RESTRIKE 1/2C PF obverse 1849 SM DATE RESTRIKE 1/2C PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

The Restrike Small Date half cents of 1849 are slightly more rare than the Originals, but their brighter polishing of the dies has made them more available in gem condition.

Walter Breen noted in his 1983 half cent book that the Mint made its own planchets for proof half cents, while buying those for currency pieces ready made from Crocker & Bros. in Taunton, MA.

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1849 SM DATE RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Brown
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1849 SM DATE RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Red Brown
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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7/30/1994 NGC PF 67   Red Heritage Auctions 1994 ANA Sale #122, 122/Lot# 6169 $9,900.00
6/5/2002 PCGS PF 63   Red Heritage Auctions 2002 June Long Beach Signature Sale #292, 292/Lot# 5018 $5,175.00
1/3/2012 PCGS PF 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(3), 1166/Lot# 4060 $7,475.00
8/8/2013 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(5), 1188/Lot# 5508 $30,550.00
1/8/2014 PCGS PF 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1201/Lot# 3309 $7,343.75
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 193 $17,825.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 SM DATE RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2933300630813157323533133394347635593644373038174004416046464771509154055801613667028705
2957303131063183326133403421350335873672375938794056432246874877519555375912632473690
0000003421350335873672375938794056432246874877519555375912632400
0000003448353136153701378839414108448447294984530056696024651300
1849 SM DATE RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32623342342235043588367337603848393840304122421744174585510752415584592063437145889911129
3288336834493532361637023789387839684060415342834473475951515355569660616610772996420
0000003789387839684060415342834473475951515355569660616610772900
0000003818390839994091418543504529493351965469580862026877831400
1849 SM DATE RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base35513635372138093898398840814175427043674465456547784956550856506012636768147545911611209
3579366337503838392840194112420643024399449846364837514055555770613065167057806898130
0000004112420643024399449846364837514055555770613065167057806800
0000004143423843344432453147074896532456025891624866657301859200
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