Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 141,000
Catalog: KM-41
Obverse Designer: "William Kneass, after Reich"
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.44g
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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1834 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base $ 52.00 68.00 75.00 85.00 125 190 210 230 280 320 345 440 630 950 2550 5650 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 465 725 1100 3000 - - -
1834 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 335 365 480 850 1650 4550 11000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 658
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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5/29/2006 NGC MS 61   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 89, 94/Lot# 9 $224.25
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 63   Brown Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 745 $368.00
10/9/2011 NGC XF 45   Brown Teletrade Auction 3151, 3151/Lot# 1012 $138.00
12/8/2011 NGC AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 7068 $172.50
8/5/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131233/Lot# 22004 $56.00
11/11/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131247/Lot# 20566 $79.00
2/2/2014 NGC XF 45   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 168325 $99.24
10/31/2014 NGC XF 45   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3506, 6060/Lot# 22014 $95.00
5/31/2015 NGC MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131523/Lot# 23991 $352.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1834 C-1 1/2C MS Brown
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Base94111139175212255320381434469519551620705783997146618212863409659588801
991201511872262763403984454855295746487318541153158421683274471669050
0000003403984454855295746487318541153158421683274471600
0000003604164575025405976767579251309170225153685533700
1834 C-1 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base2653043483954505075395725936096296447338469001339166420533186451665119538
27831836341346951755057959861563467377086410461447179324303629518175200
00000055057959861563467377086410461447179324303629518100
00000056158660362263970380888211921555192328084072584600
1834 C-1 1/2C MS Red
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