Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 398,000
Obverse Designer: "William Kneass, after Reich"
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.4400g
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1835 1/2C MS obverse 1835 1/2C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A single obverse die was paired with two reverse dies to produce the half cents dated 1835. The large reported mintage of 398,000 likely included some dated 1834, as that date is the more common of the two. 1835 was the last date of half cents coined for circulation until 1849, as there was little demand for this denomination at the time.

Both C-1 and C-2 are fairly plentiful, with a good number of Mint State survivors from a hoard uncovered by dealer Elmer Sears in 1935. Such coins may be nearly full red or a blend of red and brown, often with spotting or staining from years of storage.

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Last Updated: 9/14/2020

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1835 1/2C MS BN
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1835 1/2C MS RB
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1444
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/19/2021 1835 1/2C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-51525135731105546109179-75152136134523----1304
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Total-51525135731105546109179-75152136134543----1306
 -0%1%2%10%6%8%4%4%8%14%-6%12%10%10%4%0%---- 
1835 1/2C MS RB
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Base----------1--21976245----127
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Total----------1--21977245----128
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1835 1/2C MS RD
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Base--------------274-----13
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Total--------------274-----13
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1835 1/2C MS BN
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Base18332035139546359760962065369577482086599013031505223323992574275930743415
229330366418508601613631667721789835907109413701748228824572636286431883586
000000613631667721789835907109413701748228824572636286400
000000616642681748805850948119914381990234425162697296900
1835 1/2C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base201345381426497640650663697741806908990120617071886300941414403467751415637
2493573964505456436546747127638409351062137317672260338642284494483253065919
0000006546747127638409351062137317672260338642284494483200
0000006596867267848749631134154018262635376443164586498600
1835 1/2C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2203724094585326826957097437918589661051170724013639546658486250667172727912
2713844254835826867007207598138949941270193828144248559359826390687174858308
0000007007207598138949941270193828144248559359826390687100
00000070473277583693010231488217032264857572161166531707200
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