1847 HALF CENT
Nos: 1290, 1291
Circulation strikes: 0
Proofs: estimated 25
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Diameter: 23 millimeters
Copper - 100%
Weight: 84 grains
The finest Proof "Original" Brown examples graded by PCGS
are 6 PR-64BN's.
The finest Proof "Original" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS
is a single PR-65RB.
The finest Proof "Restrike" Brown examples graded by PCGS are
The finest Proof "Restrike" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS
is a single PR-66RB.
The finest Proof "Restrike" Red example graded by PCGS
is a single PR-64RD.
Images courtesy of Ron Guth
Sources and/or recommended
"American Half Cents - The 'Little Half Sisters' (Second
Edition)" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.
Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857" by
Walter Breen (purchase a copy by clicking on the title)
"The PCGS Population
Report, October 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service
Early American Coppers Club