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Copper-Nickel 1856 Half Cent
Choice Proof, Judd-177

1856 E1/2C Half Cent, Judd-177, Pollock-205, R.5, PR64 NGC. CAC. Regular die trials striking for the half cent. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge. These pieces tested the proposed alloy for the Flying Eagle cents struck later the same year. Along with Judd-155, one of only two pattern half cent varieties. This near-Gem specimen exhibits dusky peach and tan toning. Free from contact marks or spots with one lintmark (as made) near star 3. Census: 6 in 64, 1 finer (11/10). (PCGS# 11777)

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Auction Dates
January, 2011
5th-9th
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