1835 1/2C Classic Head Half Cent Brunk-X-1 Thomas Wildes Counterstamp NGC AU55. An 1835 (Brunk-X-1 NYC Counterstamp of Thomas Wildes) Classic Head half cent graded About Uncirculated 55 Brown (AU-55 BN) by NGC. This piece displays an excellent original chocolate brown copper color/tone with beautiful smooth surfaces and strong counterstamp with excellent details underneath. Brunk attributes this counterstamp to the pewter smith Thomas Wildes of Philadelphia, however the host coin dated 1835 would've been from his newly moved firm in New York City.
The total mintage for this date & mint: 398,000. Designed by Assistant Chief Mint Engraver John Reich, the obverse featured a profiled bust depiction of Liberty facing left with long curly hair.
Thirteen stars encircle Liberty representing the original thirteen colonies with the date appearing below the neck. The reverse features the denomination'HALF CENT' encircled by a wreath and'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA' encircling the wreath.Collectors will note this pattern was poorly struck due to the copper used during this time period, which was crude and impure. As a result, most issues circulated fairly quickly.
Uncirculated and better struck pieces demand higher premiums. Parameters set for the Classic Head half cent were: a total weight of 5.44 grams of copper which featured a 23.5 mm diameter and plain edge. Packages are no longer insured if tracking information shows the package is delivered.
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The item "1835 1/2C Classic Head Half Cent Brunk-X-1 Thomas Wildes Counterstamp NGC AU55" is in sale since Saturday, November 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Half Cents\Classic Head (1809-36)". The seller is "coinexchange267" and is located in Hartsdale, New York.
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