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1854 1/2 C PR65 Red and Brown NGC. B-2, Low R.6. ...

2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction #1158

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 11, 2011
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Location: Marriott - Chicago O Hare
8535 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631

Description:
Elusive B-2 1854 Half Cent
PR65 Red and Brown
1854 1/2 C PR65 Red and Brown NGC. B-2, Low R.6. Light pinkish-orange mint color with traces of blue toning appears on the obverse. The reverse has deep brown color with bluish overtones. Both sides have extremely sharp design features with reflective fields. Among the proof half cents from the 1850s, this is a scarce issue, and it is more elusive than the 1852 proof-only issue, for example. MRB PR60. Census: 2 in 65 Red and Brown, 0 finer (7/11).
Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2006), lot 237.
From The Oliver Collection.(Registry values: P4) (PCGS# 1324)

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