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
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 75000 - - - - -
1843 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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: 12/10/2019 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 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/6/2006 NGC PF 62   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 112, 117/Lot# 14 $4,025.00
9/17/2008 PCGS PF 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 134 $12,650.00
8/2/2012 PCGS PF 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5014 $38,187.50
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1175/Lot# 3082 $11,162.50
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 66   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 164 $89,125.00
6/23/2014 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30013 $17,625.00
9/5/2019 NGC PF AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2019 September 5 - 8 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1299/Lot# 4586 $3,360.00


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