Gold: 1898.58
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How much is my U.S. 1831 1/2c business strike with brown surfaces (C-1) half cent worth?



About 1831 1/2c MS BN (C-1) Half Cents (Cohen Varieties)

The 1831 half cent is somewhat controversial as a business strike. While mint reports of the time recorded a mintage of 2,200 coins, only a handful are known today and many experts believe that they are all proof strikes. NGC and PCGS have concluded that all coins are Proof format. However, other experts including Christopher McCawley believe that enough coins were released into circulation and now exist without distinctive proof surfaces to merit the fact that some were struck as business strikes. Regardless, the CDN considers the values to be the same for MS and PR designated coins.



Coin Date: 1831
Denom: 1/2c / Half Cent
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,200
Coinage Type: Classic Head
Coinage Years: 1831
Composition: Copper
Variety 2: (C-1)
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 23.5 mm
Weight: 5.44 gr
Designer: John Reich
Edge: Plain
Catalog #: 35270
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