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: 6/12/2020

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1834 1/2C C-1 MS BN
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Base $ 80.00 92.00 100.00 115 165 200 215 230 270 285 340 425 560 825 1750 5650 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 625 1080 - - - -
1834 1/2C C-1 MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 335 365 455 1075 1650 4350 10250 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 761
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/11/2020 1834 1/2C C-1 MS BN
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Base-14868355230427499541807690223----730
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Total-14868355230427499541807791245----736
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1834 1/2C C-1 MS RB
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Base------------2-610111----30
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Total------------2-610111----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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Base94111139175212255320381434469519551620705783997146618212863409659588801
991201511872262763403984454855295746487318541153158421683274471669050
0000003403984454855295746487318541153158421683274471600
0000003604164575025405976767579251309170225153685533700
1834 1/2C C-1 MS RB
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Base2653043483954505075395725936096296447338469001339166420533186451665119538
27831836341346951755057959861563467377086410461447179324303629518175200
00000055057959861563467377086410461447179324303629518100
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1834 1/2C C-1 MS RD
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