Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 141,000
Obverse Designer: "William Kneass, after Reich"
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.4400g
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1834 C-1 1/2C MS obverse 1834 C-1 1/2C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1834 half cent is another issue that is relatively common in Mint State, though examples displaying original red color are fairly scarce. Most such pieces reveal die-clash impressions on both sides which do not detract from their value.

The published mintage figure is unlikely to be correct, as die state studies have proved that the mint was striking 1833- and 1834-dated half cents alternately without regard to the calendar year. This date was coined with a single pair of dies, the reverse being transitional with both 1833 and 1835 C-1.

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Last Updated: 5/4/2021

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1834 1/2C C-1 MS BN
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Base $ 85.00 95.00 110 130 190 215 235 250 275 300 350 390 550 900 1650 5500 - - - -
$ 200 220 240 260 280 310 360 425 650 1100 2500 - - -
1834 1/2C C-1 MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 380 580 675 1100 2000 4600 8000 - - - -
$ - - - - - 415 625 800 1300 2950 5500 - - -
1834 1/2C C-1 MS RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 775
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/15/2021 1834 1/2C C-1 MS BN
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Base-148763653304477100541817590213----745
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Total-148763653304477100541817691235----751
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1834 1/2C C-1 MS RB
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Base------------2-610101----29
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Total------------2-710101----30
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1834 1/2C C-1 MS RD
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1834 1/2C C-1 MS BN
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Base22332035139545062063165369572577482089199012061609212439844239450549565440
255330366413507624638667705741789844924106213401781274440694328465551175712
000000638667705741789844924106213401781274440694328465500
000000646681715758805867957113414751952336441544416480600
1834 1/2C C-1 MS RB
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Base2413453814264846636746977417748069081138127117992464358351585466578763296907
2763573964455446676827127527858409851182144720212837410852615573596865227252
0000006827127527858409851182144720212837410852615573596800
00000068972676379587410611227162322423210463353635680614800
1834 1/2C C-1 MS RD
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Base2923724094585197097197437898268409661206134518952585362953675684601465717166
31938442547858271272775880183188210461252152821252933420854735794620067697524
00000072775880183188210461252152821252933420854735794620000
00000073577481483592411261299171223553281478855785904638500
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