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The Greysheet Catalog (GSID) of the Braided Hair Half Cents (Proof) series of Half Cents in the U.S. Coins contains 145 distinct entries with CPG® values between $2,000.00 and $806,400.00.
Proof Half Cents were struck from 1831 through 1857, at which point the denomination came to an end. Minting of Half Cents began in 1793. Yet, proof production did not commence until 1831, reason being that the U.S. Mint did not have the capability of producing workable proof dies until after 1830. This applies to all American Numismatic series. All Proof Half Cents are considered extremely rare; although, they seem to grab the interest of just a very specific and arguably small sector of collectors. All issues, both originals and restrikes, come from miniscule mintages with many dates at barely thirty originally produced. Like many proof copper coins, these pieces come in many different surface qualities ranging from toned brown to bright red. Near-gem to lower gem grades seem to be the most popular grades and are found at auction with some rarities existing in 67 or finer holders and a few existing in the 60 to 63 range that are useful for type collectors. To no surprise, there are no cameo Proof Half Cents to be had. Overall, it is certainly an underrated and overlooked group of extremely scarce and attractive coinage that deserves more attention.

Catalog Detail

  Braided Hair Half Cents (Proof) Value Range Favorite
Braided Hair Half Cents (Proof) Value Range  
Braided Hair Half Cent 1/2c 1840-1857 PR BN Type Coin
$2,500
-
$20,200
$2,500 - $20,200
Braided Hair Half Cent 1/2c 1840-1857 PR RB Type Coin
$3,750
-
$28,800
$3,750 - $28,800
Braided Hair Half Cent 1/2c 1840-1857 PR RD Type Coin
$8,500
-
$72,000
$8,500 - $72,000
1840 1/2c Original PR BN
$2,500
-
$23,800
$2,500 - $23,800
1840 1/2c Original PR RB
$5,500
-
$28,800
$5,500 - $28,800
1840 1/2c Original PR RD
$9,500
-
$11,400
$9,500 - $11,400
1840 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR BN
$9,380
-
$16,800
$9,380 - $16,800
1840 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RB
$12,000
-
$28,800
$12,000 - $28,800

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1840 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RD
$25,200
-
$43,200
$25,200 - $43,200
1840 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR BN
$5,000
-
$18,000
$5,000 - $18,000
1840 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RB
$13,400
-
$16,100
$13,400 - $16,100
1840 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RD
-
 
1841 1/2c Original PR BN
$2,000
-
$57,600
$2,000 - $57,600
1841 1/2c Original PR RB
$8,000
-
$25,900
$8,000 - $25,900
1841 1/2c Original PR RD
$19,200
-
$31,700
$19,200 - $31,700
1841 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR BN
$8,750
-
$13,700
$8,750 - $13,700
1841 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RB
$8,000
-
$20,700
$8,000 - $20,700
1841 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR BN
$7,000
-
$20,200
$7,000 - $20,200
1841 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RB
-
 
1842 1/2c Original PR BN
$4,000
-
$51,800
$4,000 - $51,800
1842 1/2c Original PR RB
$12,000
-
$43,200
$12,000 - $43,200
1842 1/2c Original PR RD
$48,000
-
$82,900
$48,000 - $82,900
1842 1/2c Original PR RD CAM
-
 
1842 1/2c Restrike PR BN
$2,750
-
$12,000
$2,750 - $12,000
1842 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR BN
$6,560
-
$20,200
$6,560 - $20,200
1842 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR BN
-
 

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1842 1/2c Restrike PR RB
$3,750
-
$19,400
$3,750 - $19,400
1842 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RB
$3,750
-
$16,800
$3,750 - $16,800
1842 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RB
$4,500
-
$19,400
$4,500 - $19,400
1842 1/2c Restrike PR RD
-
 
1842 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RD
-
 
1842 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RD
-
 
1843 1/2c Original PR BN
$2,500
-
$43,200
$2,500 - $43,200
1843 1/2c Original PR RB
$20,400
-
$50,400
$20,400 - $50,400
1843 1/2c Original PR RD
$39,600
-
$47,500
$39,600 - $47,500
1843 1/2c Original PR RD CAM
-
 
1843 1/2c Restrike PR BN
$4,000
-
$17,300
$4,000 - $17,300
1843 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR BN
-
 
1843 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR BN
-
 
1843 1/2c Restrike PR RB
$8,400
-
$19,400
$8,400 - $19,400
1843 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RB
-
 
1843 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RB
-
 
1843 1/2c Restrike PR RD
-
 
1843 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RD
-
 
1843 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RD
-
 
1844 1/2c Original PR BN
$6,000
-
$37,400
$6,000 - $37,400
1844 1/2c Original PR RB
$8,000
-
$28,800
$8,000 - $28,800
1844 1/2c Original PR RD
$19,200
-
$129,600
$19,200 - $129,600
1844 1/2c Original PR RD CAM
-
 
1844 1/2c Restrike PR BN
$5,500
-
$19,400
$5,500 - $19,400
1844 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR BN
-
 
1844 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR BN
-
 
1844 1/2c Restrike PR RB
$6,050
-
$28,800
$6,050 - $28,800
1844 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RB
-
 
1844 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RB
-
 
1844 1/2c Restrike PR RD
-
 
1844 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RD
-
 
1844 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RD
-
 
1845 1/2c Original PR BN
$12,000
-
$33,600
$12,000 - $33,600

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1845 1/2c Original PR RB
$17,400
-
$57,600
$17,400 - $57,600
1845 1/2c Restrike PR BN
$5,630
-
$20,200
$5,630 - $20,200
1845 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR BN
-
 
1845 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR BN
-
 
1845 1/2c Restrike PR RB
$7,030
-
$30,000
$7,030 - $30,000
1845 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RB
-
 
1845 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RB
-
 
1845 1/2c Restrike PR RD
-
 
1845 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RD
-
 
1845 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RD
-
 
1846 1/2c Original PR BN
$7,000
-
$32,300
$7,000 - $32,300
1846 1/2c Original PR RB
$10,600
-
$25,300
$10,600 - $25,300
1846 1/2c Restrike PR BN
$5,000
-
$21,600
$5,000 - $21,600
1846 1/2c Restrike PR BN CAM
-
 
1846 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR BN
-
 
1846 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR BN
-
 
1846 1/2c Restrike PR RB
$4,130
-
$25,900
$4,130 - $25,900
1846 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RB
-
 
1846 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RB
-
 
1846 1/2c Restrike PR RD
-
 
1846 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RD
-
 
1846 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RD
-
 
1847 1/2c Original PR BN
$4,000
-
$23,000
$4,000 - $23,000
1847 1/2c Original PR RB
$8,500
-
$48,000
$8,500 - $48,000
1847 1/2c Original PR RD
$38,400
-
$46,100
$38,400 - $46,100
1847 1/2c Restrike PR BN
$5,000
-
$31,700
$5,000 - $31,700
1847 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR BN
-
 
1847 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR BN
$5,000
-
$31,700
$5,000 - $31,700
1847 1/2c Restrike PR RB
$7,000
-
$66,200
$7,000 - $66,200
1847 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RB
-
 
1847 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RB
-
 
1847 1/2c Restrike PR RD
$14,400
-
$23,000
$14,400 - $23,000
1847 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RD
-
 
1847 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RD
-
 

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1848 1/2c Original PR BN
$5,000
-
$34,600
$5,000 - $34,600
1848 1/2c Original PR RB
$12,000
-
$40,300
$12,000 - $40,300
1848 1/2c Restrike PR BN
$2,500
-
$12,700
$2,500 - $12,700
1848 1/2c Restrike, Large Berries PR BN
-
 
1848 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR BN
-
 
1848 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR BN
-
 
1848 1/2c Restrike PR RB
$4,000
-
$28,800
$4,000 - $28,800
1848 1/2c Restrike, Large Berries PR RB
-
 
1848 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RB
-
 
1848 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RB
-
 
1848 1/2c Restrike PR RD
$10,000
-
$72,000
$10,000 - $72,000
1848 1/2c Restrike, Large Berries PR RD
-
 
1848 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RD
-
 
1848 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RD
-
 
1849 1/2c Original, Small Date PR BN
$6,000
-
$46,100
$6,000 - $46,100
1849 1/2c Original, Small Date PR RB
$13,400
-
$57,600
$13,400 - $57,600
1849 1/2c Original, Small Date PR RD
$67,200
-
$80,600
$67,200 - $80,600
1849 1/2c Original, Large Date PR BN
$24,000
-
$57,600
$24,000 - $57,600
1849 1/2c Original, Large Date PR RB
-
 
1849 1/2c Restrike, Reverse 1856, Small Date PR BN
$5,000
-
$17,300
$5,000 - $17,300
1849 1/2c Restrike, Reverse 1856, Small Date PR RB
$6,880
-
$25,900
$6,880 - $25,900
1850 1/2c PR BN
$6,000
-
$57,600
$6,000 - $57,600
1850 1/2c PR RB
$12,000
-
$74,900
$12,000 - $74,900
1851 1/2c PR BN
$48,000
-
$72,000
$48,000 - $72,000

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1851 1/2c PR RB
$54,000
-
$86,400
$54,000 - $86,400
1852 1/2c Original, Large Berries PR BN
$180,000
-
$691,200
$180,000 - $691,200
1852 1/2c Original, Large Berries PR RB
$240,000
-
$288,000
$240,000 - $288,000
1852 1/2c Original, Large Berries PR RD
$672,000
-
$806,400
$672,000 - $806,400
1852 1/2c Restrike PR BN
$3,000
-
$17,300
$3,000 - $17,300
1852 1/2c Restrike, Small Berries PR BN
$3,000
-
$17,300
$3,000 - $17,300
1852 1/2c Restrike, Large Berries PR BN
$180,000
-
$216,000
$180,000 - $216,000
1852 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR BN
$3,000
-
$17,300
$3,000 - $17,300
1852 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR BN
$20,400
-
$22,800
$20,400 - $22,800
1852 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RD
-
 
1852 1/2c Restrike PR RB
$8,000
-
$23,000
$8,000 - $23,000
1852 1/2c Restrike, Small Berries PR RB
$6,000
-
$23,000
$6,000 - $23,000
1852 1/2c Restrike, Large Berries PR RB
$240,000
-
$288,000
$240,000 - $288,000
1852 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR RB
$19,200
-
$21,600
$19,200 - $21,600
1852 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1856 PR RB
$26,400
-
$31,200
$26,400 - $31,200
1854 1/2c PR BN
$7,000
-
$46,100
$7,000 - $46,100
1854 1/2c PR RB
$10,000
-
$23,000
$10,000 - $23,000
1854 1/2c PR RD
-
 
1855 1/2c PR BN
$3,250
-
$12,000
$3,250 - $12,000
1855 1/2c PR RB
$3,750
-
$15,100
$3,750 - $15,100
1855 1/2c PR RD
$11,800
-
$31,700
$11,800 - $31,700
1856 1/2c Original PR BN
$2,500
-
$20,200
$2,500 - $20,200
1856 1/2c Original PR RB
$4,000
-
$28,800
$4,000 - $28,800
1856 1/2c Original PR RD
$18,500
-
$22,200
$18,500 - $22,200

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1856 1/2c Restrike PR BN
$5,500
-
$9,900
$5,500 - $9,900
1857 1/2c PR BN
$2,750
-
$20,200
$2,750 - $20,200
1857 1/2c PR RB
$4,250
-
$28,800
$4,250 - $28,800
1857 1/2c PR RD
$19,200
-
$23,000
$19,200 - $23,000