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1841 1/2 C Original PR66 Brown NGC....

2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 29, 2010
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The Midwest Airlines Center
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

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Outstanding PR66 1841 Half Cent
Original Dies, Large Berries, B-1
1841 1/2 C Original PR66 Brown NGC. Large Berries. B-1, R.5. Breen State III with a slender obverse die crack between 9 and 12 o'clock. As of (3/10), this is the single highest NGC-graded 1841 Large Berries half cent. This fully struck Premium Gem displays dazzling field reflectivity. Inspection beneath a lens fails to locate even the most trivial hairlines or carbon spots. Designated as Brown, but when the piece is rotated beneath a light, brick-red iridescence dominates the reverse and outlines the obverse legends and stars. The open fields and Liberty's face and neck exhibit consistent gunmetal-blue toning. A remarkable specimen of this early date, one that would be the centerpiece of nearly any collection of proof half cents. MRB PR63.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 26Z6, PCGS# 1254)

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