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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1843 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF obverse 1843 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Walter Breen estimated that about 21 examples survive today. A few of these are of non-standard weight, and he speculated that these were restrikes made with the Large Berries reverse associated with Originals.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1843 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF RDC
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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1843 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF BN
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Base $ - - - - - - - 3200 3750 4350 4500 4900 10000 12100 24200 90000 - - - -
1843 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 21200 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/28/2020 1843 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF RDC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
 ---------------100%------ 
1843 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1--1--2-----4
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Total----------1--1--2-----4
 ----------25%--25%--50%----- 

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