Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Half Cents (1840-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 39,812
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.4400g
Diameter: 23mm
Edge: Plain
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1850 C-1 1/2C MS obverse 1850 C-1 1/2C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though generally lumped together with the other "common" dates from 1849-57, the 1850 half cent is noticeably less often seen. Along with 1849 and 1857, this issue is scarce in Mint State, especially with any trace of red color.

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Last Updated: 10/14/2019

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1850 1/2C C-1 MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 60.00 80.00 90.00 100.00 180 250 310 400 450 525 545 700 1000 1880 3450 - - - - -
1850 1/2C C-1 MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 625 825 1300 3000 - - - - - -
1850 1/2C C-1 MS RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2550 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 287
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1850 1/2C C-1 MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--119141161634432356229155-----283
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Total--119141161634432356229155-----283
 --0 %0 %3 %5 %4 %2 %6 %12 %15 %1 %12 %22 %10 %5 %2 %----- 
1850 1/2C C-1 MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------112------4
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Total-------------112------4
 -------------25 %25 %50 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
3/5/2007 NGC MS 62   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 129, 134/Lot# 12 $414.00
10/19/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 3158, 3158/Lot# 1003 $115.00
2/22/2013 NGC AU 53   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6458 $144.53
1/26/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 200 $1,121.00
3/9/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 117865 $64.90
7/11/2014 NGC XF 45   Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5061 $123.38
1/4/2015 PCGS Genuine UNC   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131502/Lot# 23815 $223.25
4/26/2017 NGC MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1254/Lot# 7030 $1,474.63
1/21/2018 PCGS AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131805/Lot# 29010 $528.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 1/2C C-1 MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base220237304336366575663725838990105111731200139317072388321634753749403844554902
2262593153464366046847638891010109211821264149819342664330235663845417746040
0000006847638891010109211821264149819342664330235663845417700
0000007048009391031113211911329160221612940338936583942431600
1850 1/2C C-1 MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372583303633956207057648911051111012391303153119693009321634753749403844554902
2442823413744706487258069441071115312601379167723163078330235663845417746040
0000007258069441071115312601379167723163078330235663845417700
0000007448499981090119612821455182326623147338936583942431600
1850 1/2C C-1 MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2723043663954236637458029411110116613031375161420873149334536393885417246945158
2833253764045036907648489971129121213271455177224413214344337213981434648490
0000007648489971129121213271455177224413214344337213981434600
00000078389510541147125713511534192927953280354138034076452000
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Grade: MS 62 BN
Points: 1393
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: XF 40 BN
Points: 575
Owner: granbecoin
 
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