½ Cent "Classic Head Half Cent"

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1809-1836
Value Half Cent = 1/2 Cent (0.005 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper
Weight 5.44 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Shape Round
Number N# 30704
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 41
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

A classic bust facing left with the date below

Lettering:
*******
(1809-1836)
******

Engraver: John Reich

John Reich was an immigrant from Bavaria to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1800. Reich was a skilled engraver who sold himself into indentured servitude in order to finance his passage to the United States. In 1801, President Thomas Jefferson recommended John Reich to be hired as engraver at the Philadelphia Mint.

Reverse

The denomination within a wreath with the country name around the rim

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
HALF CENT

Engraver: John Reich

John Reich was an immigrant from Bavaria to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1800. Reich was a skilled engraver who sold himself into indentured servitude in order to finance his passage to the United States. In 1801, President Thomas Jefferson recommended John Reich to be hired as engraver at the Philadelphia Mint.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1809  6% circle in "0"
1809  1 154 572 $ 58 $ 74 26% overdate variety exists
1810  215 000 8%
1811  63 140 1.8% Rare
1811  0.5% restrike, reverse of 1802, uncirculated
1825  63 000 $ 59 12%
1826  234 000 $ 24 $ 68 12%
1828  606 000 10% 12 stars
1828  $ 53 $ 103 $ 56 20% 13 stars
1829  487 000 $ 53 $ 73 14%
1831  2 200 0.8% (fr) rare
1831  0.5% 1st restrike, large berries, reverse of 1836
1831  0.8% 2nd restrike, small berries, reverse of 1840; Proof
1832  154 000 $ 120 11%
1833  120 000 8%
1834  141 000 $ 106 13%
1835  398 000 $ 24 $ 95 $ 131 23%
1836  0.5% Proof
1836  1.0% restrike, reverse of 1840; Proof

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