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Obverse of 1835 Half Cent - Cohen 1     Reverse of 1835 Half Cent - Cohen 1


1835 HALF CENT

PCGS Nos: 1168, 1169, 1170, 1204, 1205, 1206

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:
398,000
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 1835 Half Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

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

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 18 MS-65BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 12 MS-65RB's.

The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-65RD'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.

The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-64RD's.

Recent appearances: 
PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auction's "Central States Signature Sale", April 5-6, 2001, Lot 5639, "B-1"  From the Christopher Young Collection

NGC MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auction's "Central States Signature Sale", April 5-6, 2001, Lot 5638

MS-63.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 48, "Breen-1" at $299.00

MS-62 Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5356, not illustrated, sold for $149.50 

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