Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-41
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.44 Grams
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1809/6 C-5 1/2C MS obverse 1809/6 C-5 1/2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Since no half cents of this type were being made as early as 1806, this variety is not a true overdate. Instead, it appears that the engraver simply punched the 9 upside down before correcting it. Recently, it has been suggested that this is actually just a triple-punched 9, but this attribution has not caught on with series specialists.

This is a relatively common die marriage, but the popularity of the repunched 9 obverse has made it a premium item. This is true primarily in the higher circulated and Mint State grades. The example illustrated has several planchet laminations, a not unusual circumstance with early coppers.

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Last Updated: 9/10/2014

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1809/6 C-5 1/2C MS Brown
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Base $ 70.00 85.00 95.00 135 300 300 550 585 625 950 1100 1225 1550 3050 4000 12000 - - - - -
$ 330 580 635 725 1075 1175 1350 2000 3450 5250 67500 - - -
1809/6 C-5 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 214
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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6/14/1999 NGC MS 63   Brown Teletrade Auction 1174, 1174/Lot# 1003 $891.00
5/15/2006 NGC MS 61   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 22 $954.50
2/7/2013 PCGS AU 53   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 7046 $499.38
12/22/2013 NGC AU 55   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 146758 $495.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 65   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 96 $55,200.00
7/6/2014 NGC AU 50   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131428/Lot# 24001 $499.38
8/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 3101 $940.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1809/6 C-5 1/2C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base98115237255288527829106611111141118512131393165819362308280753707853116621756426804
10315524326636762790810811121115511941273148117502060247436616197912213629206440
0000009081081112111551194127314811750206024743661619791221362900
00000098710961131117012031333156918432184264045157025103921559600
1809/6 C-5 1/2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base115131268288323584910116312121243128913191510179220872479300456878273122231832227839
12017627429941069299411791222125812991382160418902217265438986549958914256214940
0000009941179122212581299138216041890221726543898654995891425600
000000107811951232127313091446169819882348282947927411109061628900
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