As of May, 2024, a 1849 Half Cent Small Date, Restrike, BN in circulated condition is worth between $2,550.00 and $4,100.00, while an uncirculated specimen can be valued between $4,650.00 and $27,500.00, depending on its grade and strike quality.

Looking back at auction records, the highest price was achieved by a Mint State grade that was hammered at $9,400.00 in the 08/10/2016 by renowned auctioneer Heritage Auctions, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 23.00 millimeters
Weight: 5.44 grams
Mintage: 15
Mint: Philadelphia
Metal: Copper
Series: Braided Hair Half Cents 1840-1857

1849 Half Cent Small Date, Restrike, Bn (Proof) – Price Chart

If you are aware of your coin’s grade, refer to the following chart to determine its value:

GradePrice($)
MS-6627,500.00
MS-65+21,500.00
MS-6518,500.00
MS-64+14,000.00
MS-6411,500.00
MS-63+9,000.00
MS-638,000.00
MS-62+7,000.00
MS-626,250.00
MS-615,500.00
MS-604,650.00
AU-58+4,100.00
AU-583,850.00
AU-55+3,600.00
AU-553,450.00
AU-53+3,100.00
AU-533,050.00
AU-50+2,700.00
AU-502,550.00

If you are unsure of the grade, you can assess it based on the coin’s condition. More detailed information here.

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)
Mint State4,650.0027,500.0012,127.27
About Uncirculated2,550.004,100.003,300.00

Please note that the estimated values are derived from the latest data in the PCGS Price Guide and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. We strongly recommend reviewing actual auction records, which can be filtered by grade. For further insights, refer to our analysis report, which is based on these data.

Also, there are multiple versions of the 1849 Braided Hair Half Cent. We recommend checking the values of these coins as well to ensure a comprehensive assessment.

Coin NameMin Circulated Price($)Max Circulated Price($)Min Uncirculated Price($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1849 Half Cent, BN (Regular Strike)32.00700.00750.0010,000.00
1849 Half Cent Large Date, BN (Proof)N/AN/A15,000.0047,500.00
1849 Half Cent Small Date, Original, BN (Proof)2,400.002,400.006,250.0045,000.00
1849 Half Cent Cohen 1, BN (Regular Strike)32.00525.00575.006,750.00
1849 Half Cent Cohen 1, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A700.006,000.00
1849 Half Cent, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A800.0028,500.00
1849 Half Cent Small Date, Original, RB (Proof)N/AN/A9,000.0052,500.00
1849 Half Cent Small Date, Restrike, RB (Proof)N/AN/A13,500.0085,000.00

Coins listed have various mint marks and designations indicating where they were minted and if they are special strikes. To learn more about what the different mint marks and designations mean, please refer to our Mint Mark Chart and Coin Designation Reference Chart.

1849 Half Cent Small Date, Restrike, Bn (Proof) – Auction Chart & Report

This tool is very user-friendly. Simply select the coin grade, and our system will provide detailed information including:

  • Lowest Sale Price
  • Highest Sale Price
  • Average Sale Price
  • Most Recent Sale Price
  • Number of Sales
  • Sales Volume

You can also select different time periods for your query: 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, or All time, with the default set to All time.

Grade:
1m 6m 1y 3y All

$100.00

Lowest Sale Price
$7,763.00

Highest Sale Price
$5,020.67

Average Sale Price
$5,760.00

Most Recent Sale Price
9

Number of Sales
$45,186.00

Sales Volume

Grade Impact Analysis

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)
MS-656,500.009,400.007,652.60
MS-646,038.009,300.007,276.13
MS-63100.007,763.005,020.67
MS-624,112.504,112.504,112.50
MS-604,255.006,613.005,434.00

The chart shows the min and max prices for the 1849 Half Cent Small Date, Restrike, BN (Proof) coin across various grades from MS-60 to MS-65. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-65 having the highest max price $9,400.00.

Within each grade, there is also variability in prices, likely due to factors like specific coin characteristics or market conditions at time of sale. Overall, the chart illustrates how coin grade is a key driver of value for this particular 1849 Half Cent Small Date, Restrike, BN (Proof).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1849 Half Cent Small Date, Restrike, BN (Proof) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 52.17% share, followed by Bowers & Merena / Stack's with 13.04% / 8.70% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1849 Half Cent Small Date, Restrike, BN (Proof) coin over the years. This visual representation traces the coin's value fluctuations, illustrating periods of increase, decrease, or stability in its average auction price.

Such a historical view is indispensable for collectors, investors, or researchers who are keen on comprehending the market dynamics and the coin's value trend over an extended period.

Raw Auction Records

Here are the lasted auction records from the auction history of the past years. You can filter these records by coin grade.

GradeGrade SourceSellerPrice($)Sold Date
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions6,300.0001/14/2024
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions9,300.0001/15/2023
MS-63PCGSHeritage Auctions5,760.0009/08/2019
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions7,200.0002/22/2018
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions9,400.0008/10/2016
MS-62PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers4,112.5009/14/2015
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions7,343.7501/08/2014
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions7,475.0001/03/2012
MS-63PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers7,763.0009/06/2011
MS-65NGCHeritage Auctions7,475.0007/30/2008
MS-63PCGSHeritage Auctions4,510.0008/28/2006
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions6,038.0001/01/2006
MS-65NGCBowers & Merena7,188.0010/27/2005
MS-65NGCHeritage Auctions6,500.0011/04/2004
MS-60NONEStack's/ANR6,613.0006/23/2004
MS-63NONEStack's4,370.0006/12/2002
MS-63NONEStack's5,750.0001/15/2002
MS-63NONESuperior Galleries6,613.0002/17/2001
MS-60ANACSHeritage Auctions4,255.0002/01/2001
MS-65NONEBowers & Merena7,700.0005/20/1996
MS-63NONEBowers & Merena3,520.0010/01/1987
MS-63NONEBowers & Ruddy6,800.0011/01/1979
MS-63NONENumismatic Gallery100.0005/01/1941