Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Half Cents (1840-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 39,812
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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1850 C-1 1/2C MS obverse 1850 C-1 1/2C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Though generally lumped together with the other "common" dates from 1849-57, the 1850 half cent is noticeably less often seen. Along with 1849 and 1857, this issue is scarce in Mint State, especially with any trace of red color.

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1850 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base $ 54.00 70.00 77.00 90.00 145 145 210 240 300 360 420 470 535 850 1600 3200 - - - - -
$ 165 230 260 330 400 460 515 590 975 2000 3800 - - -
1850 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 625 825 1300 2500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 725 950 1500 2800 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 226
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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8/24/1998 PCGS MS 63   Brown Teletrade Auction 1079, 1079/Lot# 1005 $327.00
7/23/2007 NGC AU 58   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 161, 166/Lot# 31 $241.50
11/7/2011 NGC MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1161/Lot# 7029 $632.50
2/22/2013 NGC MS 61   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6457 $259.68
3/31/2013 NGC MS 60   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131315/Lot# 22698 $253.80
7/11/2013 PCGS MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1187/Lot# 7069 $763.75
1/26/2014 PCGS   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 200 $1,121.25
5/18/2014 PCGS AU 58   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 193615 $236.50
7/11/2014 NGC VF 35   Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5062 $82.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base1111139255272320372423524586672725820908990123924073200463968321021215475
37120177260288337389456544614689756849935107316282671367953707958119660
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1850 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base11111111339510713831964113713631663206626153371111
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00000012264536457919191079128715631931243231193371100
1850 C-1 1/2C MS Red
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Base1111111111111111111111
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Grade: MS 62 BN
Points: 908
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: MS 62 BN
Points: 798
Owner: RichH
 
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