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
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2550 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 290
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: 2/25/2020 1850 1/2C C-1 MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1110141161634432366229165-----286
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Total--1110141161634432366229165-----286
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1850 1/2C C-1 MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------112------4
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Total-------------112------4
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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 45 BN
Points: 663
Owner: kanga
 
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