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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1832 1/2C MS obverse 1832 1/2C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A single obverse die was paired with three different reverse dies to coin the half cents dated 1832. This would normally suggest a large mintage, yet 1832 half cents are the scarcest of the "common" 1832-35 issues. The number actually produced went unrecorded, with other sources reconstructing this mintage as either 51,000 or 90,000 pieces.

All three varieties are common in circulated grades, and even Mint State pieces are available to interested collectors. C-3 seems to be the scarcer of the three C-1 is fairly common.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/4/2021

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1832 1/2C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 85.00 95.00 110 130 190 215 235 250 285 315 355 450 625 1150 3250 6000 - - - -
$ 200 220 240 260 295 325 380 500 800 1450 4000 - - -
1832 1/2C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 750 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 554
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/15/2021 1832 1/2C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-24578404515385389-38554236111----552
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Total-24578404515385389-38554237111----553
 -0%1%1%14%7%8%3%7%10%16%-7%10%8%7%2%0%---- 
1832 1/2C MS RB
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1832 1/2C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base183320351395463620631653695725774802900106612061799312638174064432247605229
229330366418515624638667705741783835955111314042241335638994150446849165490
000000638667705741783835955111314042241335638994150446800
0000006466817157587938671011115916012684358739824236461400
1832 1/2C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base201345381426497663674697741774806854956113814503126600764166845729679388620
2493573964505526676827127527858228881017124220094086614365596995751081659051
0000006827127527858228881017124220094086614365596995751000
0000006897267637958389221077134625675047628067027146772400
1832 1/2C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2203724094585077097197437518268429081016120615313270624066617102749281468842
2713844254745747127277467768318649441079131421114260638068087232771083789284
0000007277467768318649441079131421114260638068087232771000
0000007357488018378869801143142326905250652169557362792800
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