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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Last Updated: 2/13/2017

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1842 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Brown
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1842 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 39750 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/26/2014 PCGS Genuine Proof XF   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 158 $3,680.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 65   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 157 $29,900.00
2/27/2014 PCGS PF 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 3700 $15,275.00
1/7/2015 PCGS PF 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4010 $12,925.00
4/27/2016 NGC PF 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1234/Lot# 4526 $30,550.00


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