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1855 1/2 C PR62 Brown PCGS....

2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 17, 2008
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Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Room 104A

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Room 103B

Description:
Seldom-Offered 1855 Half Cent, PR62 Brown
1855 1/2 C PR62 Brown PCGS. C-1, B-1, R.5 as a proof. The only variety known. Breen (1983) estimates that just 35 to 40 proofs survive. Lovely olive-brown patina envelops both sides of this fully struck representative. The highly reflective fields have a few minuscule contact marks, along with scattered flecks. In nearly 15 years of record-keeping, this will be only the 12th offering of this rare issue by Heritage at auction. A wonderful opportunity to acquire a seldom-seen proof half cent. EAC PR60. Population: 2 in 62, 10 finer (7/08).(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 26ZW, PCGS# 1326)

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