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1834 HALF CENT

PCGS Nos: 1165, 1166, 1167, 1201, 1202, 1203

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 141,000
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 1834 Half Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Varieties (1):
Cohen 1 - Very Common

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-65BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65RB's.

The finest Uncirculated Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65RD.

The finest Proof Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65BN.

The finest Proof Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-66RB's.

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, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club