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 1833 Half Cent Obverse     1833 Half Cent Reverse


1833 HALF CENT

PCGS Nos: 1162, 1163, 1164, 1198, 1199, 1200

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 103,000
Proofs: estimated 25

Designer: John Reich

Diameter: 23.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 84 grains (5.45 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all 1832 Half Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

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Varieties (1):
Cohen 1 - Very Common

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66RB.

The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-65RD's.

The finest Proof Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-64BN's.

The finest Proof Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66RB.

The finest Proof Red example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65RD.

Significant examples:
See individual variety

Recent appearances:
See individual variety

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, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club