Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Half Cents (1840-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 147,672
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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1851 C-1 1/2C MS obverse 1851 C-1 1/2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The higher than usual mintage of 1851 half cents is borne out by their great availability. Mint State pieces are likewise common, though quite often weakly struck (photos). A number of examples may be found with mint red color from an old hoard, but these typically are spotted or stained.

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Price Guide

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1851 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base $ 53.00 68.00 73.00 80.00 105 155 170 185 205 245 300 425 665 1150 3600 - - - -
$ 125 - 180 195 215 265 330 475 765 1650 4000 - -
1851 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 300 405 585 1100 2400 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 330 440 675 2500 3500 - - -
1851 C-1 1/2C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 750 1600 3500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 825 2000 4500 41000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 776
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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11/10/1997 NGC MS 62   Brown Teletrade Auction 0996, 996/Lot# 1002 $196.20
12/16/2003 PCGS MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23124, 23124/Lot# 11003 $437.00
2/4/2009 NGC MS 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 7143 $690.00
4/21/2009 NGC MS 63   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 363, 369/Lot# 15 $316.25
5/19/2013 PCGS AU 55   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/19/2013, 75/Lot# 115778 $176.00
8/25/2013 NGC MS 64   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 133770 $452.10
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 202 $35,650.00
6/9/2014 NGC XF 45   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20004 $173.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base11111391752012483043603954204534775756537351021141620852959427262679331
371201511832162663223714034314615096016808301152163923763396493772880
0000003223714034314615096016808301152163923763396493700
0000003413834114424695426277079251284186226673834560200
1851 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base11111111941552412954065708111200175326504041624011
1111111321141832593324606509401384205231134774624010
0000001321141832593324606509401384205231134774624000
00000016313421227736951573010701568235135775507624000
1851 C-1 1/2C MS Red
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Grade: MS 63 RB
Points: 1271
Owner: x2rider
 
Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 1021
Owner: Coin Maven
 
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