1850 Half Cent AU Uncertified #242
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The 1850 Half Cent graded About Uncirculated (AU) Uncertified #242 is a well-preserved example of a classic American coin. It has minimal wear and tear, and the design is still clearly visible. The coin is uncertified, but it is a genuine US Mint issue.
The obverse of the coin features a bust of Liberty facing left, with her hair tied in a bun and wearing a diadem. The reverse of the coin features a draped shield with the words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” above and “HALF CENT” below.
The 1850 Half Cent is a popular coin among collectors due to its classic design and historical significance. It is a great addition to any collection of US coins.
- Year: 1850
- Denomination: Half Cent
- Grade: About Uncirculated (AU)
- Certification: Uncertified
- Mint Mark: None
- Composition: Copper
- Diameter: 22.5 mm
- Weight: 2.5 grams
- The 1850 Half Cent is the 5th year of issue for the Braided Hair type.
- The coin was produced in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- The total mintage for the 1850 Half Cent was 1,246,250 coins.
- High grade examples of the 1850 Half Cent are somewhat scarce, but obtainable.
- Very few 1850 Half Cents have enough original color to qualify for the Red-Brown designation. Full Red examples are exceedingly rare.
Uncertified coins are coins that have not been graded by a third-party coin grading company. This means that the coin’s authenticity and grade are not guaranteed. However, uncertified coins can be a good value for collectors who are comfortable with the risks involved.
Why Buy an Uncertified Coin?
There are a few reasons why someone might choose to buy an uncertified coin:
- Price: Uncertified coins are often less expensive than certified coins of the same grade.
- Availability: Uncertified coins are often more readily available than certified coins of the same grade.
- Risk tolerance: Some collectors are comfortable with the risks involved in buying uncertified coins, and they may be willing to pay less for an uncertified coin in exchange for the potential to get a better deal.
If you are considering buying an uncertified coin, it is important to do your research and make sure that you are comfortable with the risks involved.