Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 234,000
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.4400g
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1826 1/2C MS obverse 1826 1/2C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1826 half cent is a common date in this series, with 234,000 pieces minted. Two die marriages are known, with each utilizing different obverse and reverse dies.

Cohen-1 is by far the more common and is easily recognized by the criss-cross pattern of die-filing lines to the right of the 6. C-2 has numeral 6 punched over a horizontal 6, though the underlying numeral is difficult to see. The reverse die for this marriage is transitional with 1828 C-1.

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Last Updated: 5/4/2021

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1826 1/2C MS BN
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Base $ 85.00 95.00 110 150 170 225 260 295 400 500 570 600 1050 1750 7500 12500 - - - -
$ 180 235 270 315 430 520 580 700 1200 2000 8500 - - -
1826 1/2C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4500 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 444
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/21/2021 1826 1/2C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base138239025371418556022539152341----443
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Total138239025371418556022539152441----444
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1826 1/2C MS RB
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Total---------------1------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1826 1/2C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18332035139550253959767474584799011381239130317072124463066166986737080178704
229330366431514558623698779895103911721260143818462959529267397114758682469139
000000623698779895103911721260143818462959529267397114758600
000000648721813942108912051282157219853795595468637242780100
1826 1/2C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2013363814266028741041118514101561176219072068210621243345558271127514792086029326
2463513964856939301089126014601628181019612081211225314091609272467649814788439792
0000001089126014601628181019612081211225314091609272467649814700
0000001137133515111695185920142093211829384836660273807785837500
1826 1/2C MS RD
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