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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1854 1/2C PF obverse 1854 1/2C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The date size returned to its normal small format in 1854. The availability of proofs from the U. S. Mint upon request became more widely known to collectors about this time, and some 30 or so Originals survive today.

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Last Updated: 2/13/2017

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1854 1/2C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 5300 7700 12350 15750 - - - -
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1854 1/2C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8900 13850 - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2018 1854 1/2C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-------1
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Total--------------1-------1
 --------------100 %------- 
1854 1/2C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------12-----3
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Total---------------12-----3
 ---------------33 %67 %----- 

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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/12/2005 PCGS PF 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 6993 $4,025.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 66   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 213 $12,075.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 65   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 212 $9,488.00
2/27/2014 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 3703 $7,931.25
10/27/2014 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98017 $10,575.00
1/29/2015 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1217/Lot# 3007 $7,343.75


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