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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1852 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF obverse 1852 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Most half cent specialists believe all 1852 proofs to be restrikes. These are easily recognized by the file marks seen over letters RICA of AMERICA on the so-called Second Restrikes of the late 1850s. A few dozen are known of the various restrike varieties combined.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 33
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/11/2019 1852 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------44694----27
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Total-------------44694----27
 -------------15 %15 %22 %33 %15 %---- 
1852 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1212----6
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Total--------------1212----6
 --------------17 %33 %17 %33 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
4/26/2006 PCGS PF 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 236 $3,593.75
11/27/2006 NGC PF 62   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 115: The Eagle One Sale, 120/Lot# 4821 $3,162.50
7/27/2013 NGC PF 66   Brown Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1466 $6,462.50
9/25/2013 NGC PF 62   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1189/Lot# 4939 $4,112.50
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 207 $5,750.00
6/4/2014 NGC PF 66   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4263 $6,168.75
4/27/2016 PCGS PF 66   Brown Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1234/Lot# 4529 $9,400.00


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