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Obverse of 1825 Half Cent     Reverse of 1825 Half Cent


PCGS Nos: 1141, 1142


Circulation strikes: 63,000
Proofs: None reported or known

Designer: John Reich

Diameter: 23.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 84 grains (5.45 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all 1825 Half Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

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Varieties (2):
Cohen 1 - Scarce
Cohen 2 - Very Common

The finest Brown 1825 Half Cents graded by PCGS are 3 MS-65BN's.

The finest Red-Brown 1825 Half Cents graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64RB's.

Significant examples:
See individual varieties

Recent appearances:
See individual varieties

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"American Half Cents - The 'Little Half Sisters' (Second Edition)" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.

"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club