Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-41
Obverse Designer: William Kneass, after Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.44 Grams
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1832 1/2C MS obverse 1832 1/2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A single obverse die was paired with three different reverse dies to coin the half cents dated 1832. This would normally suggest a large mintage, yet 1832 half cents are the scarcest of the "common" 1832-35 issues. The number actually produced went unrecorded, with other sources reconstructing this mintage as either 51,000 or 90,000 pieces.

All three varieties are common in circulated grades, and even Mint State pieces are available to interested collectors. C-3 seems to be the scarcer of the three C-1 (photos) is fairly common.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/16/2015

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1832 1/2C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 52.00 68.00 75.00 85.00 130 185 200 220 250 320 390 625 975 2200 4100 - - - -
$ 150 - - - - - - 685 1250 2800 28750 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 421
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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4/30/2001 PCGS XF 45   Brown Teletrade Auction 1432, 1432/Lot# 1002 $81.75
6/10/2008 PCGS AU 50   Brown Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28063, 28063/Lot# 23007 $138.00
7/17/2011 PCGS XF 40   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131130/Lot# 22001 $94.00
3/3/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/03/2013, 64/Lot# 102678 $69.17
12/29/2013 PCGS AU 55   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 784, 793/Lot# 2 $270.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 133 $74,750.00
6/3/2014 PCGS AU 53   Brown Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3305 $176.25
11/2/2014 PCGS AU 50   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131445/Lot# 23010 $165.68


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1832 1/2C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base941111391792122553273954454775225516207057839971589226032194662685910243
991201521902262793494114554925315746487318541194181225793700539479870
0000003494114554925315746487318541194181225793700539400
0000003724284665075415976767579251391203628994181612600
1832 1/2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10614316322025528836643949753458662068477686010881718242934394948747311065
1181491822312663143904585095515976417148049361298195527653942578986700
0000003904585095515976417148049361298195527653942578900
00000041447752156860866274583210121508219231024445663100
1832 1/2C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base51256862969276283887991894596298810051097119613001411153016561790193120802238
53058865071578785189292795097099310351130123013371450157217001837198021320
00000089292795097099310351130123013371450157217001837198000
00000090593695697999910661163126513741490161417451884203000
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