Click to enlarge1836 Restrike Half Cents

Because of the rarity of circulation strikes of this date, the mint produced 2 different varieties of restrikes over the years.

The first restrike is from the regular dies with the obverse die showing bulging in the middle. About 20 or so are believed to exist.

The second restrike used a small berries reverse from 1840-9 with die file marks over "RICA" of "America". About a half dozen are known, two of which were in Mint Director Henry Linderman's personal collection including the illustrated example.

The photo, of the second restrike, is a scan of the former Linderman, Byron Reed-Durham Museum example.