1832 HALF CENT
PCGS Nos: 1159, 1160, 1195, 1196
Circulation strikes: 51,000
Proofs: estimated 25
Designer: John Reich
Diameter: 23.5 millimeters
Copper - 100%
Weight: 84 grains (5.45 grams)
Mintmark: None (all 1832 Half
Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)
Images courtesy of Bill
Cohen 1 - Common
Cohen 2 - Very Common
Cohen 3 - Very Common
The finest Uncirculated Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66BN.
The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65RB's.
The finest Proof Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64BN.
The finest Proof Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65RB.
See individual varieties
Very Choice Brilliant Proof 64, a virtual Gem. Ex - Stack's "65th
Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 40, "Br. 2, R-7.",
illustrated, unsold Here is a rarity of the first magnitude, whose
appearance offers an historic opportunity for today's Early Copper
specialists as well as general collectors of U.S. coinage. With ANACS
certificate as PF 63/65."
Proof 63. Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot
39, illustrated, sold for $8,625.00 "Br. 1, R-7. A proof striking of
the 'Accessory E' variety, so-named for the 'E' misplaced in the
upper-most leaves of the reverse. Breen traces possibly five proofs in
his Half Cent Encyclopedia. Whether the present specimen is one of those
proofs is unclear. Extremely rare!"
PCGS MS-64 Brown. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auction's "Central States
Signature Sale", April 5-6, 2001, Lot 5635
MS-60. Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 47,
"Breen-2", sold for $276.00
"American Half Cents - The 'Little Half Sisters' (Second
Edition)" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.
Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857" by Walter Breen
"The PCGS Population
Report, October 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service
Early American Coppers Club