Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Half Cents (1840-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.4400g
Diameter: 23mm
Edge: Plain
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1841 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF obverse 1841 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

As in 1840, the Original proofs of this date were coined with reeded planchets. Only faint traces of this reeding may be seen on some examples, as the plain collar obliterated it.

Perhaps two dozen of these Originals are known today.

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1841 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF BN
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Base $ - - - - 2400 2750 3000 3250 3650 4250 4500 5350 6250 9375 14500 26000 - - - -
1841 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF RB
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 18
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/3/2019 1841 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1346-----14
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Total-------------1346-----14
 -------------7 %21 %29 %43 %----- 
1841 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1--1-----2
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Total-------------1--1-----2
 -------------50 %--50 %----- 
1841 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------11-----2
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Total---------------11-----2
 ---------------50 %50 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/14/2007 NGC PF 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 2091 $8,050.00
4/7/2008 NGC PF 65   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 236, 242/Lot# 3 $7,248.45
11/3/2013 PCGS PF 64   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 149919 $6,930.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 152 $34,500.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 62   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 153 $9,775.00
3/28/2014 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5015 $9,400.00
7/6/2017 PCGS PF 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2017 July 6 - 9 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1257/Lot# 3007 $10,575.00


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