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Rare Proof 1840 Half Cent, An Original (B-1a) Specimen

1840 1/2 C Original PR63 Red and Brown PCGS. B-1a, R.6. This is an original proof representative of this, the premier Half Cent delivery of Christian Gobrecht's Coronet type. Plenty of orange-red luster peers through mottled olive-brown tinting, as does appreciable reflectivity in the fields. There are a few light handling marks in the right obverse field, these being the most plausible explanation for the PR63 designation. Both sides exhibit needle sharp striking definition. (NGC ID# 26Z4, PCGS# 1249)

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July, 2002
27th-30th
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