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 40 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF obverse 1831 REV 40 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

This absurd concoction is by far the more rare of the 1831 proof restrikes. Any knowledgeable numismatist would have seen it for what it is, but such was the demand for the rare 1831 date that some examples were placed. It remains a desirable rarity to the present day.

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1831 REV 40 RESTRIKE 1/2C PF Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 60500 - - - - - -
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/18/2004 PCGS PF 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 5066 $26,450.00
7/30/2008 PCGS PF 66   Brown Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 1497 $63,250.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 64   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 127 $80,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1831 REV 40 1/2C PF RESTRIKE Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base127244431717112816932108244625272580265627052871298330693382384846355496647075678795
166306526854131618312220247325442605267227602908301131733537411049225820683579760
0000002220247325442605267227602908301131733537411049225820683500
0000002333250025622630268828152945304032773692437252096145720100
1831 REV 40 1/2C PF RESTRIKE Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base159295512835129119132367273428232880296230163196331734093747425050956017705882269531
204367619987149820642489276328422907298030763236334735213914453154026364744786610
0000002489276328422907298030763236334735213914453154026364744700
0000002611279328612934299831363276337836344082481357096711783600
1831 REV 40 1/2C PF RESTRIKE Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1863425869411437210925952988308231433231328834803609370840674601549664707567879510165
2384237041106166122712726301931023172325033523523364238274245489958206835797692510
0000002726301931023172325033523523364238274245489958206835797600
0000002857305031223201326934163566367539474423519761457201838500
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