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The Braided Hair design first appeared on Half Cents in 1840, but the general public never saw them, as only Proofs were struck from 1840-1849. From 1849 to 1857, Half Cents were made in limited quantities, with the exception of the years 1851 and 1853 (yet, even then, their mintages are far below that of the more valuable 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent). The year 1852 presents a peculiar dilemma, as only Proofs were struck and there is some debate as to whether they were actually struck in 1852 and, if they were, which variety is considered "Original" (as opposed to a later Restrike). The Half Cent denomination ended in 1857, a victim of inflation and the high costs of producing the coin.
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Follow this external link to learn more about [http://www.pcgscoinguide.com/display_guidesubcat.chtml?guidecategoryid=1&end=here&category_description=Half%20Cents%20%281793%2D1857%29&subcat_description=1840%2D1857%20Braided%20Hair%20%28Series%205%29&universeid=313&guidesubcategoryid=6 1840-1857 Half Cents]
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== '''REGULAR STRIKES (scroll down for PROOFS)''' ==
  
* [[PCGS 1215 - Braid Hair 1/2 C, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1216 - Braid Hair 1/2 C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1217 - Braid Hair 1/2 C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1218 - 1849 1/2C, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1218 - 1849 1/2C, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1219 - 1849 1/2C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1220 - 1849 1/2C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35318 - 1849 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35318 - 1849 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35319 - 1849 1/2C Cohen 1, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35320 - 1849 1/2C Cohen 1, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1221 - 1850 1/2C, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1221 - 1850 1/2C, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1222 - 1850 1/2C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1223 - 1850 1/2C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35321 - 1850 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35321 - 1850 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35322 - 1850 1/2C Cohen 1, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35323 - 1850 1/2C Cohen 1, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1224 - 1851 1/2C, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1224 - 1851 1/2C, BN]]
* [[PCGS 389367 - 1851 1/2C]]
 
* [[PCGS 1225 - 1851 1/2C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1226 - 1851 1/2C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35324 - 1851 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35324 - 1851 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35325 - 1851 1/2C Cohen 1, RB]]
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* [[PCGS 1227 - 1853 half cent]]
* [[PCGS 35326 - 1851 1/2C Cohen 1, RD]]
 
* [[PCGS 1227 - 1853 1/2C, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1228 - 1853 1/2C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1229 - 1853 1/2C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35327 - 1853 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35327 - 1853 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35328 - 1853 1/2C Cohen 1, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35329 - 1853 1/2C Cohen 1, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1230 - 1854 1/2C, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1230 - 1854 1/2C, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1231 - 1854 1/2C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1232 - 1854 1/2C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35330 - 1854 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35330 - 1854 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35331 - 1854 1/2C Cohen 1, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35332 - 1854 1/2C Cohen 1, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1233 - 1855 1/2C, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1233 - 1855 1/2C, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1234 - 1855 1/2C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1235 - 1855 1/2C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35333 - 1855 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35333 - 1855 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35334 - 1855 1/2C Cohen 1, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35335 - 1855 1/2C Cohen 1, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1236 - 1856 1/2C, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1236 - 1856 1/2C, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1237 - 1856 1/2C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1238 - 1856 1/2C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35336 - 1856 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35336 - 1856 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35337 - 1856 1/2C Cohen 1, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35338 - 1856 1/2C Cohen 1, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1239 - 1857 1/2C, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1239 - 1857 1/2C, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1240 - 1857 1/2C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1241 - 1857 1/2C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35339 - 1857 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35339 - 1857 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35340 - 1857 1/2C Cohen 1, RB]]
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* [[PCGS 35341 - 1857 1/2C Cohen 1, RD]]
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== '''PROOFS''' ==
* [[PCGS 1245 - Braid Hair 1/2 C, BN]]
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* [[PCGS 1246 - Braid Hair 1/2 C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1247 - Braid Hair 1/2 C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1248 - 1840 1/2C Original, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1248 - 1840 1/2C Original, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1249 - 1840 1/2C Original, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1250 - 1840 1/2C Original, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1251 - 1840 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1251 - 1840 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1252 - 1840 1/2C Restrike, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1253 - 1840 1/2C Restrike, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35342 - 1840 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1856, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35342 - 1840 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1856, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35343 - 1840 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1856, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35344 - 1840 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1856, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35345 - 1840 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35345 - 1840 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35346 - 1840 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35347 - 1840 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1254 - 1841 1/2C Original, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1254 - 1841 1/2C Original, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1255 - 1841 1/2C Original, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1256 - 1841 1/2C Original, RD]]
 
* [[PCGS 55201 - 1841 1/2C Original, CA]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1257 - 1841 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1257 - 1841 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1258 - 1841 1/2C Restrike, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1259 - 1841 1/2C Restrike, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35348 - 1841 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1856, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35348 - 1841 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1856, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35349 - 1841 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1856, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35350 - 1841 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1856, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35351 - 1841 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35351 - 1841 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35352 - 1841 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35353 - 1841 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1260 - 1842 1/2C Original, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1260 - 1842 1/2C Original, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1261 - 1842 1/2C Original, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1262 - 1842 1/2C Original, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1263 - 1842 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1263 - 1842 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1264 - 1842 1/2C Restrike, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1265 - 1842 1/2C Restrike, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35354 - 1842 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1856, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35354 - 1842 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1856, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35355 - 1842 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1856, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35356 - 1842 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1856, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35357 - 1842 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35357 - 1842 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35358 - 1842 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35359 - 1842 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1266 - 1843 1/2C Original, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1266 - 1843 1/2C Original, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1267 - 1843 1/2C Original, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1268 - 1843 1/2C Original, RD]]
 
* [[PCGS 91268 - 1843 1/2C Original, CA]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1269 - 1843 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1269 - 1843 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1270 - 1843 1/2C Restrike, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1271 - 1843 1/2C Restrike, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35360 - 1843 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35360 - 1843 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35361 - 1843 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35362 - 1843 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35363 - 1843 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35363 - 1843 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35364 - 1843 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35364 - 1843 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35365 - 1843 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RD]]
 
* [[PCGS 35365 - 1843 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RD]]
 
* [[PCGS 1272 - 1844 1/2C Original, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1272 - 1844 1/2C Original, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1273 - 1844 1/2C Original, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1274 - 1844 1/2C Original, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1275 - 1844 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1275 - 1844 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1276 - 1844 1/2C Restrike, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1277 - 1844 1/2C Restrike, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35366 - 1844 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35366 - 1844 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35367 - 1844 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35368 - 1844 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35369 - 1844 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35369 - 1844 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35370 - 1844 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35371 - 1844 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1278 - 1845 1/2C Original, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1278 - 1845 1/2C Original, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1279 - 1845 1/2C Original, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1280 - 1845 1/2C Original, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1281 - 1845 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1281 - 1845 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1282 - 1845 1/2C Restrike, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1283 - 1845 1/2C Restrike, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35372 - 1845 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35372 - 1845 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35373 - 1845 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35374 - 1845 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35375 - 1845 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35375 - 1845 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35376 - 1845 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35377 - 1845 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1284 - 1846 1/2C Original, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1284 - 1846 1/2C Original, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1285 - 1846 1/2C Original, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1286 - 1846 1/2C Original, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1287 - 1846 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1287 - 1846 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1288 - 1846 1/2C Restrike, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1289 - 1846 1/2C Restrike, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35378 - 1846 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35378 - 1846 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35379 - 1846 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35380 - 1846 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35381 - 1846 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35381 - 1846 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35382 - 1846 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35383 - 1846 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1290 - 1847 1/2C Original, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1290 - 1847 1/2C Original, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1291 - 1847 1/2C Original, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1292 - 1847 1/2C Original, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1293 - 1847 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1293 - 1847 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1294 - 1847 1/2C Restrike, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1295 - 1847 1/2C Restrike, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35384 - 1847 1/2C Rev 1856, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35384 - 1847 1/2C Rev 1856, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35385 - 1847 1/2C Rev 1856, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35386 - 1847 1/2C Rev 1856, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35387 - 1847 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35387 - 1847 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35388 - 1847 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35389 - 1847 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1296 - 1848 1/2C Original, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1296 - 1848 1/2C Original, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1297 - 1848 1/2C Original, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1298 - 1848 1/2C Original, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1299 - 1848 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1299 - 1848 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1300 - 1848 1/2C Restrike, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1301 - 1848 1/2C Restrike, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35390 - 1848 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35390 - 1848 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35391 - 1848 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35392 - 1848 Res 1/2C Rev 1856, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35393 - 1848 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35393 - 1848 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35394 - 1848 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35395 - 1848 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 91299 - 1848 1/2C Res Lg Ber, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 91299 - 1848 1/2C Res Lg Ber, BN]]
* [[PCGS 91300 - 1848 1/2C Res Lg Ber, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 91301 - 1848 1/2C Res Lg Ber, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1308 - 1849 1/2C Large Date, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1308 - 1849 1/2C Large Date, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1309 - 1849 1/2C Large Date, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1310 - 1849 1/2C Large Date, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1302 - 1849 1/2C Small Date, Original, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1302 - 1849 1/2C Small Date, Original, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1303 - 1849 1/2C Small Date, Original, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1304 - 1849 1/2C Small Date, Original, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1305 - 1849 1/2C Small Date, Restrike, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1305 - 1849 1/2C Small Date, Restrike, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1306 - 1849 1/2C Small Date, Restrike, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1307 - 1849 1/2C Small Date, Restrike, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35396 - 1849 Res 1/2C SD Rev 1856, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35396 - 1849 Res 1/2C SD Rev 1856, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35397 - 1849 Res 1/2C SD Rev 1856, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35398 - 1849 Res 1/2C SD Rev 1856, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1311 - 1850 1/2C, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1311 - 1850 1/2C, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1312 - 1850 1/2C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1313 - 1850 1/2C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1314 - 1851 1/2C, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1314 - 1851 1/2C, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1315 - 1851 1/2C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1316 - 1851 1/2C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35399 - 1852 1/2C Original, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35399 - 1852 1/2C Original, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35400 - 1852 1/2C Original, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35401 - 1852 1/2C Original, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35402 - 1852 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35402 - 1852 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35403 - 1852 1/2C Restrike, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35404 - 1852 1/2C Restrike, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1317 - 1852 Res 1/2C Small Berries, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1317 - 1852 Res 1/2C Small Berries, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1318 - 1852 Res 1/2C Small Berries, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1319 - 1852 Res 1/2C Small Berries, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35405 - 1852 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35405 - 1852 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35406 - 1852 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35407 - 1852 Res 1/2C Reverse of 1840, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35408 - 1852 1/2C Rev 1856, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35408 - 1852 1/2C Rev 1856, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35409 - 1852 1/2C Rev 1856, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35410 - 1852 1/2C Rev 1856, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 91317 - 1852 1/2C Lg Berries, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 91317 - 1852 1/2C Lg Berries, BN]]
* [[PCGS 91318 - 1852 1/2C Lg Berries, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 91319 - 1852 1/2C Lg Berries, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1320 - 1853 1/2C, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1320 - 1853 1/2C, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1321 - 1853 1/2C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1322 - 1853 1/2C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35411 - 1853 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35411 - 1853 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35412 - 1853 1/2C Cohen 1, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35413 - 1853 1/2C Cohen 1, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1323 - 1854 1/2C, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1323 - 1854 1/2C, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1324 - 1854 1/2C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1325 - 1854 1/2C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35414 - 1854 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35414 - 1854 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35415 - 1854 1/2C Cohen 1, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35416 - 1854 1/2C Cohen 1, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1326 - 1855 1/2C, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1326 - 1855 1/2C, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1327 - 1855 1/2C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1328 - 1855 1/2C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35417 - 1855 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35417 - 1855 1/2C Cohen 1, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35418 - 1855 1/2C Cohen 1, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35419 - 1855 1/2C Cohen 1, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1329 - 1856 1/2C, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1329 - 1856 1/2C, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1330 - 1856 1/2C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1331 - 1856 1/2C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35420 - 1856 1/2C Original, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35420 - 1856 1/2C Original, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35421 - 1856 1/2C Original, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35422 - 1856 1/2C Original, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35423 - 1856 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35423 - 1856 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35424 - 1856 1/2C Restrike, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35425 - 1856 1/2C Restrike, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 1332 - 1857 1/2C, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1332 - 1857 1/2C, BN]]
* [[PCGS 1333 - 1857 1/2C, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1334 - 1857 1/2C, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35426 - 1857 1/2C Original, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35426 - 1857 1/2C Original, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35427 - 1857 1/2C Original, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35428 - 1857 1/2C Original, RD]]
 
 
* [[PCGS 35429 - 1857 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 35429 - 1857 1/2C Restrike, BN]]
* [[PCGS 35430 - 1857 1/2C Restrike, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 35431 - 1857 1/2C Restrike, RD]]
 

Latest revision as of 09:57, 28 July 2018

The Braided Hair design first appeared on Half Cents in 1840, but the general public never saw them, as only Proofs were struck from 1840-1849. From 1849 to 1857, Half Cents were made in limited quantities, with the exception of the years 1851 and 1853 (yet, even then, their mintages are far below that of the more valuable 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent). The year 1852 presents a peculiar dilemma, as only Proofs were struck and there is some debate as to whether they were actually struck in 1852 and, if they were, which variety is considered "Original" (as opposed to a later Restrike). The Half Cent denomination ended in 1857, a victim of inflation and the high costs of producing the coin.

Follow this external link to learn more about 1840-1857 Half Cents

REGULAR STRIKES (scroll down for PROOFS)

PROOFS