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 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF obverse 1842 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

About two dozen examples are believed to exist of the 1842 Restrike.

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Last Updated: 2/13/2017

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1842 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 6050 8750 13000 19850 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 32500 - -
1842 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 6800 10000 20000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 42500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/12/2005 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 30089 $5,750.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 66   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 161 $20,700.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 66   Red Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 159 $32,200.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 66   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 162 $25,300.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Brown Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10020 $5,875.00
8/10/2016 PCGS PF 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(1), 1238/Lot# 3049 $9,987.50


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