Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Half Cents (1840-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 39,864
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.4400g
Diameter: 23mm
Edge: Plain
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1849 LARGE DATE C-1 1/2C MS obverse 1849 LARGE DATE C-1 1/2C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

All 1849 half cents coined for circulation have the large date illustrated, though these dies were likewise used for proofs. Among the low-mintage half cents of 1849-57, this date vies with 1850 for the scarcest of these, though it is not truly rare except in red or red-brown Mint State.

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Last Updated: 1/31/2020

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1849 LARGE DATE 1/2C C-1 MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 65.00 82.00 84.00 125 175 230 245 275 350 420 470 585 850 1500 7500 - - - - -
$ - - - - 380 - - - 900 1730 - - - -
1849 LARGE DATE 1/2C C-1 MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 800 1000 2625 - - - - - -
1849 LARGE DATE 1/2C C-1 MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3750 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 340
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1849 LARGE DATE 1/2C C-1 MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base12-1119152012285043255443891----332
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--------------21------3
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Total12-1119152012285043255463991----335
 0%1%-0%3%3%4%6%4%8%15%1%10%16%14%12%3%0%---- 
1849 LARGE DATE 1/2C C-1 MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------2231-----8
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Total-------------2231-----8
 -------------25%25%38%13%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 LARGE DATE 1/2C C-1 MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11124131433039562065368471579393310211095125215582124456549005252562361546720
15426531935247063166369474184096210461147135417472938467750175376580063430
00000066369474184096210461147135417472938467750175376580000
00000067470576788699210701200145619353751478851355499597700
1849 LARGE DATE 1/2C C-1 MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12326233935742666369572575482999010511152150517072821301833083526380342024630
169288345380505674705735779883101010851270157220782887311533813618393643450
000000705735779883101010851270157220782887311533813618393600
000000715744804936103111181387164024502952321134533711406900
1849 LARGE DATE 1/2C C-1 MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135282366395453705735764820874105111101219158917993345356938484143445549025381
184310376414537715745783838933107111461342165923143420366239464247460450620
000000745783838933107111461342165923143420366239464247460400
000000754801856992109011831466172928303494375540454351475300
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Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 4565
Owner: Grand Tour
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 4565
Owner: SIVMA Trust
 
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