Lot Number:12
Start Time:6/2/2024 4:00:00 AM
End Time:7/7/2024 10:05:30 PM
Bid Count:2
Current High Bidder:R****y
Starting Bid:$1.00
Bid Increment:$1.50
Current Bid:$2.50

The 1826 Classic Half Cent can range in value from around $20 to $1250 depending on its condition. Here's a breakdown of the factors affecting its value:


  • This is the most important factor influencing the value of your 1826 Classic Half Cent. Professional grading services like PCGS or NGC assign a grade (typically on a 70-point scale) reflecting the coin's condition. Higher grades translate to higher values. Here's a general range:

    • Poor (PR): $10 - $20 (Heavily worn, major details obliterated)
    • Fair (FR): $15 - $25 (Significant wear, some details visible)
    • Very Good (VG): $30 - $40 (Moderate wear, most details discernible)
    • Fine (F): $45 - $70 (Circulated, but significant details remain)
    • Very Fine (VF): $80 - $120+ (Lighter wear, well-defined details)
    • Extremely Fine (XF): $150 - $250+ (Minimal wear, sharp details)
    • Uncirculated (MS): Uncirculated 1826 Classic Half Cents are rare and can be extremely valuable, potentially reaching into the thousands of dollars depending on the specific MS grade.

Other Factors:

  • Mintmark: There is no mintmark on 1826 Classic Half Cents as they were all minted in Philadelphia.
  • Luster: Mint shine remaining on the surface can enhance value, especially for higher grades.
  • Toning: Natural toning can add aesthetic appeal and value, but excessively dark or unattractive toning can detract.


  • To determine the exact value of your 1826 Classic Half Cent, consider getting it professionally graded by a service like PCGS or NGC. This will provide an accurate grade and factor in other characteristics for a more precise value assessment.
  • Research online auction results and dealer listings of graded 1826 Classic Half Cents with similar conditions to understand current market prices.
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