Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Half Cents (1840-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 147,672
Catalog: KM-70
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.4400g
Diameter: 23mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1851 C-1 1/2C MS obverse 1851 C-1 1/2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The higher than usual mintage of 1851 half cents is borne out by their great availability. Mint State pieces are likewise common, though quite often weakly struck (photos). A number of examples may be found with mint red color from an old hoard, but these typically are spotted or stained.

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1851 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base $ 53.00 68.00 73.00 80.00 105 155 170 185 215 235 255 300 435 725 1350 3600 - - - -
$ - - 180 195 220 - 265 315 460 875 1650 - - -
1851 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 310 440 675 1250 2600 - - - - -
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1851 C-1 1/2C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 800 1750 3750 45000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 811
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/7/2001 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2001 April Indianapolis, IN (CSNS) Bullet Sale #257, 257/Lot# 13 $235.75
7/11/2004 PCGS AU 58   Brown Teletrade Auction 1907, 1907/Lot# 1004 $172.50
4/28/2009 NGC MS 61   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29052, 29052/Lot# 22459 $195.50
11/3/2010 NGC MS 64   Red Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 384 $1,552.50
1/30/2011 PCGS AU 58   Brown Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 747 $184.00
8/25/2013 NGC MS 64   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 133770 $452.10
10/20/2013 NGC MS 63   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 774, 783/Lot# 402 $375.00
10/20/2013 PCGS AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131344/Lot# 20324 $146.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base11111391752012483043603954204534775756537351021141620852959427262679331
371201511832162663223714034314615096016808301152163923763396493772880
0000003223714034314615096016808301152163923763396493700
0000003413834114424695426277079251284186226673834560200
1851 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base11111111941552412954065708111200175326504041624011
1111111321141832593324606509401384205231134774624010
0000001321141832593324606509401384205231134774624000
00000016313421227736951573010701568235135775507624000
1851 C-1 1/2C MS Red
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Grade: MS 63 RB
Points: 1271
Owner: x2rider
 
Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 1021
Owner: Coin Maven
 
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