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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/12/2020

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1826 1/2C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 86.00 92.00 94.00 150 165 225 260 315 400 490 545 700 1045 1500 7450 18500 - - - -
$ - - - - 430 - - - 1300 2150 - - - -
1826 1/2C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1500 3750 12100 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 422
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/11/2020 1826 1/2C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base137207924351417535922439152441----421
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Total137207924351417535922439152441----421
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1826 1/2C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1826 1/2C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base941111391752203043954775886577528119009901131142719363316483971701077816419
991201511902483344225146116887718409301037122915962396382356168372126580
000000422514611688771840930103712291596239638235616837200
000000449551634720791870960108413281766285643316393957500
1826 1/2C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10612715920124834243952965072582688999010811233154720873541513375621163217582
11313717321627937446956967575884792210201131133717272571407159428918136150
0000004695696757588479221020113113371727257140715942891800
00000049960970079286895610501182144219073056460267521027500
1826 1/2C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111111111111111
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