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1840 1/2 C Original PR61 Brown NGC. B-1a, R.6. Original proof Half Cents of this date are very rare, as are the restrikes. Originals are easily identified by the ten large berries on the reverse, along with a tiny one left of the upper serif of the H of HALF. The obverse shows light horizontal die file marks between the date and the first star. For some unknown reason, original 1840 proof Half Cents were reeded on the edge. The reeding was then partially crushed by a plain edge collar. Unfortunately, this "side" of the coin cannot be seen in the NGC slab. The striking details are uncommonly sharp on all of the design features, the fields are uncommonly deep in their reflectivity, and the rims are wide and squared off around both sides--all characteristics of a proof striking. The surfaces show deep brown and olive-green patina but appear to be unspotted. (NGC ID# 26Z4, PCGS# 1248)

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August, 2001
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