Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for Sign-in or Join (free & quick) includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Lovely Proof 1842 First Restrike Half Cent

1842 1/2 C First Restrike. SR-4, B-2, High R.6. PR65 Brown NGC. PR63 EAC. Small date; Small berries, doubled T in CENT. Probably only 14 or 15 examples of this variety are known. In his 1988 Complete Encyclopedia, Walter Breen stated that about 13 were known. Considerable mint red color is beginning to tone down to light brown with lilac overtones. Bright red frames the reverse, just inside the border.
In his research on the series of Proof Half Cents, Breen devised several different series, or production runs, for the various restrikes known collectively as First Restrikes and Second Restrikes. He differentiated the First Restrikes as Series I, II, and III, and the Second Restrikes as Series IV, V, and VI. Further, he discussed a seventh series, Series VII, being Restrikes from the Large Berries reverse die of Original strikes. This 1842 First Restrike appears to be from Series I, although weight played an important role in Breen's attribution scheme, and with these coins in slabs, the weight is unknown.
Ex: Ellis Robison (Stack's, 2/1982), lot 371; Bowers and Merena (9/1984), lot 815. Envelope Included.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 26Z8, PCGS# 1263)

Service and Handling Description: Coin/Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
January, 2006
23rd-28th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 9
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 331

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

Heritage membership

945,434
bidder-members
$891,701,465
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 

Consignments wanted

Only 39 days left to consign to the 2015 December 10 - 12 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong!

Learn about consigning with us

Thank you for the outstanding job that your firm and employees did in selling the seized coins for the Internal Revenue Service.
William Beckham, Internal Revenue Service,
Dallas, TX
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $34,887,709
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,688,775
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $1,870,380

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved