Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-41
Obverse Designer: "William Kneass, after Reich"
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.44g
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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1832 1/2C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 52.00 68.00 75.00 85.00 125 190 210 230 280 320 350 440 660 1100 2850 5500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 750 1250 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 454
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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8/31/2004 NGC MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24091, 24091/Lot# 13015 $711.85
9/13/2011 NGC MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 2267 $632.50
9/25/2011 PCGS AU 58   Brown Teletrade Auction 3143, 3143/Lot# 1005 $299.00
6/9/2013 NGC AU 53   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131325/Lot# 22954 $152.75
12/29/2013 PCGS AU 55   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 784, 793/Lot# 2 $270.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 64   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 134 $8,050.00
2/16/2014 PCGS VF 30   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 169339 $57.30
9/28/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131440/Lot# 21002 $90.00
6/28/2015 NGC MS 62   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3533, 6112/Lot# 20214 $329.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1832 1/2C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base941111391792122553273954454775225516207057839971589226032194662685910243
991201521902262793494114554925315746487318541194181225793700539479870
0000003494114554925315746487318541194181225793700539400
0000003724284665075415976767579251391203628994181612600
1832 1/2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10614316322025528836643949753458662068477686010881718242934394948747311065
1181491822312663143904585095515976417148049361298195527653942578986700
0000003904585095515976417148049361298195527653942578900
00000041447752156860866274583210121508219231024445663100
1832 1/2C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base51256862969276283887991894596298810051097119613001411153016561790193120802238
53058865071578785189292795097099310351130123013371450157217001837198021320
00000089292795097099310351130123013371450157217001837198000
00000090593695697999910661163126513741490161417451884203000
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