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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1855 1/2C PF obverse 1855 1/2C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Sales of proofs continued to accelerate during 1855, as more Americans became numismatists and heard through the grapevine that proofs could be purchased for face value plus the postage cost, if ordered by mail. Thus, some 40 proofs of this date are believed to exist.

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Last Updated: 2/13/2017

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1855 1/2C PF Brown
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1855 1/2C PF Red Brown
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 18
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2018 1855 1/2C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------2-741----14
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Total-------------2-741----14
 -------------14 %-50 %29 %7 %---- 
1855 1/2C PF Red Brown
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Base---------------22-----4
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Total---------------22-----4
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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7/26/2003 NGC PF 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 5146 $3,450.00
1/6/2011 NGC PF 62   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5002 $2,823.25
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 217 $6,038.00
2/3/2014 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5001 $12,925.00
8/8/2014 PCGS PF 62   Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 3103 $3,818.75
10/28/2015 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98005 $9,400.00
2/22/2018 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1272/Lot# 3054 $5,040.00


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