Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: "William Kneass, after Reich"
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.4400g
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1831 REV 36 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF obverse 1831 REV 36 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The same obverse used for the Original was repolished twice for making the First and Second Restrikes. Different reverse dies were used in each instance, the Second Restrike having a wildly inappropriate die of the 1840-57 type.

The First Restrike looks similar to the Original overall, but its relief is slightly shallower due to repolishing, and its rims are more squared. The reverse die used was that of the 1836 Original and First Restrike.

The Second Restrike is an extreme rarity, Walter Breen reporting in his 1988 Encyclopedia that just four examples are known.

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Last Updated: 5/10/2019

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1831 REV 36 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 12000 13000 14000 15000 21000 27500 30000 36500 - - -
1831 REV 36 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 27500 42500 150000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 61500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/19/2019 1831 REV 36 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------112----4
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Total---------------112----4
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1831 REV 36 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------121---4
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Total----------------121---4
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1831 REV 36 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1----1
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/2006 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 942 $14,950.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 66   Red Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 123 $132,250.00
2/27/2014 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 3698 $47,000.00
6/23/2014 NGC PF 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30010 $47,000.00
8/6/2014 PCGS PF 66   Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 13014 $30,550.00
8/10/2016 PCGS PF 66   Brown Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(2), 1238/Lot# 3946 $25,850.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1831 REV 36 1/2C PF RESTRIKE Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8917532355890013811739203321032150221622592405250325782853326539644733560765957707
117224401672106015001837205621182172223023072437252826692990349842205024593669650
0000001837205621182172223023072437252826692990349842205024593600
0000001935207921342194224423562470255327613127373144765315626500
1831 REV 36 1/2C PF RESTRIKE Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111216389655103715711964228523622412248425312690279628783176362243755200613671918375
146273477782121517022071231023782436249925842725282329773324387346505512648775850
0000002071231023782436249925842725282329773324387346505512648700
0000002178233623952460251526372760285030763473412449255824683900
1831 REV 36 1/2C PF RESTRIKE Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base131255448743116317392163250725902643272127712940305431413459393447335607659577078952
172319546883135518802277253426072669273728272978308332473617420050245936696581220
0000002277253426072669273728272978308332473617420050245936696500
0000002392256226252695275428833016311233533775446653156265733600
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