1856 E1/2C Half Cent, Judd-177, Pollock-205, R.5, PR65 PCGS....
Important Gem Proof 1856 Half Cent1856 E1/2C Half Cent, Judd-177, Pollock-205, R.5, PR65 PCGS. Regular die trials striking for the half cent. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge. These pieces were an important metallurgical trial striking that tested the proposed alloy for the Flying Eagle cents struck later in this same year. One of only two pattern half cent varieties; the other is Judd-155. Rich brown color with an olive-green cast and a sharp strike on the devices but a soft impression on the dentils. Certified in an old green label holder. Population: 3 in 65, 0 finer (12/09). (PCGS# 11777)
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