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Classic Head Half Cent Value

Mint State Classic Head Half Cent Value

Mint State Classic Head Half Cent

Classic Head Half Cent Value Facts:

Date – Mint Rarity:

Classic Head Half Cent value can depend on the mintage and survival rate of the date. However most dates start out at $50 in the most common low grade of good, but the 1831 is rare (only 20 known) and it’s value begins at $6,000 and the 1811 is a semi-key that starts at $500. You also have some rare restrikes in 1811 and they are worth at least $15,000 each.

Grade – Condition:

Classic Head Half Cents are worth around $50 in G4 and can be bought cheaper when found in AG3 (About Good) or if they’re damaged, cleaned or altered in any way. The higher the grade the more valuable, and Classic Head Half Cent value in the MS (mint state) grades is in the hundreds of dollars, but depending on date can be worth thousands of dollars.

Note that when I mention a grade like G4 that means the coin is problem free – never cleaned, not pitted, or damaged in any way. If the coin has a “grainy” appearance or seems to have tiny holes, or scratches, or looks “pinkish” then it’s a problem coin and will sell for less than the values listed.

You also have three conditional factors that determine the value of a Classic Head Half Cent and they are: Red (RD), RB (Red-Brown), BN (Brown). A RD coin is going to have at least 90% original luster as struck by the mint and is the most valuable condition. The luster conditions only apply to mint state coins so any circulated coin will be designated BN.

G4 Classic Head Half Cent Value

G4 Classic Head Half Cent

Varieties:

1809 with circled in 0 and  1809/6 9 over inverted 9 are the most well known varieties and they offer a slight premium over normal design coins.

Specifications:
Designer: John Reich
Diameter: 23.5 millimeters
Metal content: Copper – 100%
Weight: 84 grains (5.45 grams)
Edge: Plain
Mint Mark: (None, minted in Philadephia)
Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
G4
VG8
VF20
EF40
MS60
1809
1,154,572
$40
$50
$90
$230
$875
1809 Circle In 0
Inc. above
$40
$55
$115
$250
$2,200
1809/6 9 over Inverted 9
Inc. above
$40
$85
$175
$260
$1,500
1810
215,000
$40
$60
$210
$620
$3,400
1811 Wide Date
63,140
$40
1811 Closed Date
Inc Above
$275
$390
$1,900
$4,200
1811 Restrike Rev. 1802
$28,000
1825
63,000
$40
$60
$115
$220
$1,000
1826
234,000
$40
$55
$100
$215
$775
1828 13 Stars
606,000
$40
$55
$95
$125
$320
1828 12 Stars
Inc. Above
$40
$75
$190
$270
$925
1829
487,000
$40
$55
$110
$150
$500
1831 Original
2,200
$5,500
$7,500
$17,500
$23,000
1831 1st Restrike
$6,600
1831 2nd Restrike
$25,000
1832
51,000
$40
$50
$100
$130
$360
1833
103,000
$40
$50
$100
$130
$360
1834
141,000
$40
$50
$100
$130
$360
1835
398,000
$40
$50
$100
$130
$360
1836 Proof Original
25
$6,000
1836 Restrike Proof Rev. 1849
$20,000

Classic Head Half Cent Value By Date

1809
1809 Circle in 0
1809/6 9 over inverted 9
1810
1811
1825
1826
1828 13 Stars
1828 12 Stars
1829
1831
1832
1833
1834
1835
1836