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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1836 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF obverse 1836 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

There were three issues of proof 1836 half cents. The Original emission was coined from fresh dies with bold details.

All three issues are rare, though the Original coins are slightly the more available, with over two dozen known. A few of these are circulated.

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Last Updated: 2/13/2017

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1836 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - 3350 3450 3500 3650 3850 4700 5100 6400 8000 10600 16750 26500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 13750 - - - -
1836 ORIGINAL 1/2C PF Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 9250 13750 - - - - - -
$ 4300 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 13
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/11/2011 NGC PF 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7007 $12,650.00
10/13/2011 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(1), 1160/Lot# 3041 $9,775.00
8/2/2012 NGC PF 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(1), 1173/Lot# 3059 $8,518.75
2/7/2013 NGC PF 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1182/Lot# 3702 $8,225.00
4/24/2013 PCGS PF 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1184/Lot# 1083 $12,925.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 66   Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 143 $77,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1836 1/2C PF ORIGINAL Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base295430283075315032283307333833693505359237173796402642344550502962186903805293371076812356
29783043310031763254331733483414353436333743387240954339470954256446728684809814112970
0000003348341435343633374338724095433947095425644672868480981400
00000033583459356336753769394941644444486958216674766989081029100
1836 1/2C PF ORIGINAL Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3285336534153498358136663700373438813974410841944441466550045517678975198742101061162213300
331133813442352536093677371137833912401841364276451547785175594170327926919610611121810
00000037113783391240184136427645154778517559417032792691961061100
00000037223832394340634165435845904891534663657275833496511111600
1836 1/2C PF ORIGINAL Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3576366137143802389139814017405342094308445045424803504153995942728380529337107681235614110
360436783743383139213993402941054242435544804629488251605580638975398480981411297129400
00000040294105424243554480462948825160558063897539848098141129700
000000404141574275440245114716496152795761683677958908102911182600
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