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: 2/10/2017

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1850 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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1850 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 255
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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2/5/2006 PCGS MS 62   Brown Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 14 $437.00
3/5/2007 NGC MS 62   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 129, 134/Lot# 12 $414.00
3/31/2008 PCGS AU 55   Brown Teletrade Auction 2510, 2510/Lot# 1005 $276.00
8/28/2011 NGC AU 55   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/28/2011, 133/Lot# 15678 $213.27
2/7/2013 PCGS MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 7060 $705.00
7/7/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131329/Lot# 20668 $118.68
1/26/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 200 $1,121.00
5/31/2015 NGC MS 62   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3532, 6101/Lot# 20154 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 1/2C MS C-1 Brown
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37120177260288337389456544614689756849935107316282671367953707958119660
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1850 1/2C MS C-1 Red Brown
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Base11111111339510713831964113713631663206626153371111
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1850 1/2C MS C-1 Red
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Grade: MS 62 BN
Points: 908
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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