Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 141,000
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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1834 C-1 1/2C MS obverse 1834 C-1 1/2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1834 half cent is another issue that is relatively common in Mint State, though examples displaying original red color are fairly scarce. Most such pieces reveal die-clash impressions on both sides which do not detract from their value.

The published mintage figure is unlikely to be correct, as die state studies have proved that the mint was striking 1833- and 1834-dated half cents alternately without regard to the calendar year. This date was coined with a single pair of dies, the reverse being transitional with both 1833 and 1835 C-1.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/26/2015

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1834 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base $ 52.00 68.00 75.00 85.00 130 185 195 220 255 320 425 600 875 2100 4150 - - - -
$ 150 - - - - - 465 700 1050 2550 5250 - -
1834 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 350 480 775 1550 4100 8000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 620
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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7/24/1996 NGC MS 63   Brown Teletrade Auction 0861, 861/Lot# 1003 $207.10
6/22/2008 NGC MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68065, 68065/Lot# 65027 $488.75
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10/17/2012 PCGS MS 63   Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 378 $402.50
10/6/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/06/2013, 95/Lot# 142650 $81.51
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 138 $26,450.00
10/10/2014 NGC VF 35   Brown Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14315 $49.35


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1834 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base94111139175212255320381434469519551620705783997146618212863409659588801
991201511872262763403984454855295746487318541153158421683274471669050
0000003403984454855295746487318541153158421683274471600
0000003604164575025405976767579251309170225153685533700
1834 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base2653043483954505075395725936096296447338469001339166420533186451665119538
27831836341346951755057959861563467377086410461447179324303629518175200
00000055057959861563467377086410461447179324303629518100
00000056158660362263970380888211921555192328084072584600
1834 C-1 1/2C MS Red
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Base1111111111111111111111
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