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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1842 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF obverse 1842 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The single obverse die used for 1842 half cents bore the Small Date logotype used for the cents struck early in that year.

Perhaps a dozen examples are known of this Original striking, though such coins are rarely offered for sale.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1842 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 6000 - - 9375 15700 24200 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 37500 - - -
1842 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 39750 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1842 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1---21-----4
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Total-----------1---21-----4
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1842 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------2------2
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Total---------------2------2
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