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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1849 SM DATE RESTRIKE 1/2C PF obverse 1849 SM DATE RESTRIKE 1/2C PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

The Restrike Small Date half cents of 1849 are slightly more rare than the Originals, but their brighter polishing of the dies has made them more available in gem condition.

Walter Breen noted in his 1983 half cent book that the Mint made its own planchets for proof half cents, while buying those for currency pieces ready made from Crocker & Bros. in Taunton, MA.

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1849 SM DATE RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Brown
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1849 SM DATE RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Red Brown
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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8/8/2013 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(5), 1188/Lot# 5508 $30,550.00
1/8/2014 PCGS PF 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1201/Lot# 3309 $7,343.75
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 66   Red Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 194 $66,125.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 193 $17,825.00
4/27/2016 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1234/Lot# 4528 $15,275.00


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