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SERIES: Classic Head Half Cents 1809-1835
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1829 1/2C, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS64+BN

PCGS MS64BN
PCGS #:
1153
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
5.44 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
487,000
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$5,581 • NGC MS66* • 7-11-2013 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 8 / 16 TIE 8 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 10 / 16 10 / 16
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 7 / 16 TIE 7 / 16 TIE
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Ron Guth: The 1829 is one of the more common dates of the type, though it is not seen as often as dates like the 1828 and 1832-1835 (unlike some of those dates, the 1829 has never been found in hoards).  Collectors are able to find circulated examples with relative ease and even Mint State examples are not hard to find.  Most Mint State examples fall into the MS-63 grade, with good distribution in the MS-62 and MS-64 grades, as well. Red-Brown examples are very scarce and full Red examples are exceedingly rare (PCGS has certified only one Red example...a single MS-64 Red).