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: 1/31/2020

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1855 1/2C PF BN
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1855 1/2C PF RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 6375 7250 16500 - - - - -

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Census

 
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: 2/18/2020 1855 1/2C PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------2-741----14
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Total-------------2-741----14
 -------------14%-50%29%7%---- 
1855 1/2C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------22-----4
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Total---------------22-----4
 ---------------50%50%----- 

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