1850 1/2C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Braided Hair Half Cents 1849-1857

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

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PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS #:
1221
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
39,800
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 800 R-5.4 1 / 8 1 / 8
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 2 / 8 TIE 2 / 8 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 1 / 8 TIE 1 / 8 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 800
60 or Better 250
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-6.6
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 8
60 or Better 2 / 8 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 8 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 8
60 or Better 2 / 8 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 8 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS64BN PCGS grade
#2 MS64BN PCGS grade
MS64BN PCGS grade #2 MS64BN PCGS grade
#2 MS64BN PCGS grade
#2 MS64BN PCGS grade
#2 MS64BN PCGS grade
#2 MS64BN PCGS grade
#2 MS64BN PCGS grade
#2 MS64BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1850 Half Cent has a mintage similar to that of the 1849, but is actually slightly scarcer in terms of the number of examples that have been certified by PCGS. Likewise, Mint State examples are less abundant, with most appearing in the MS-63 grade. In terms of technical condition, the finest example is a PCGS MS-6BN, though the MS64RD might be more valuable. Very few 1850 Half Cents have enough original color to qualify for the Red-Brown designation. Full Red examples are exceedingly rare.