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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Last Updated: 2/11/2014

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1834 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base $ 52.00 68.00 75.00 85.00 130 130 185 195 220 255 290 320 425 600 850 1850 4150 - - - -
$ 150 205 215 240 280 320 350 465 700 1050 2250 5250 - -
1834 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 320 350 480 775 1450 4100 8000 - - - -
$ - - - - - 360 385 575 900 1800 30000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 602
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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7/7/2011 NGC AU 53   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 7067 $161.00
10/9/2011 NGC XF 45   Brown Teletrade Auction 3151, 3151/Lot# 1012 $138.00
10/18/2012 PCGS XF 45   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 7085 $141.00
12/30/2012 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/30/2012, 55/Lot# 92169 $55.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 137 $92,000.00
6/3/2014 NGC MS 62   Brown Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3310 $305.50


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
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1834 C-1 1/2C MS Red
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