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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1848 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF obverse 1848 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

The date logotype used for 1848 half cents was too large and overlaps the bust. This is the same date puncheon used for half eagles.

1848 Original proofs are among the most scarce of the 1840-57 series. Walter Breen estimated that approximately 14 are known.

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Last Updated: 2/13/2017

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1848 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Brown
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1848 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Red Brown
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/17/1996 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 6497 $7,700.00
9/17/2003 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 5257 $10,350.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 185 $94,875.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 186 $60,375.00
1/7/2015 PCGS PF 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3090 $11,162.50
5/12/2015 PCGS PF 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98013 $39,950.00


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