Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
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 PF obverse 1835 1/2C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though Walter Breen reported proofs for both varieties of 1835 half cents, it's almost certain that all true proofs are of the C-2 die marriage. This variety was coined prior to C-1, and this is consistent with the proofs of these years preceding the currency strikes.

Proof 1835 half cents seem to be similar in rarity to those of 1834, with approximately 18 known.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/15/2020

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1835 1/2C PF BN
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1835 1/2C PF RB
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1835 1/2C PF RD
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 64

The chart showing 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1835 1/2C PF BN
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1835 1/2C PF RB
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1835 1/2C PF RD
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