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Originally Preserved and Scarce Gem Proof 1857 Coronet Half Cent

1857 1/2 C PR65 Brown PCGS. B-2, C-1, R.4. The softly impressed date is diagnostic of this variety, but the balance of the devices exhibit razor sharp definition. This is an originally preserved representative with reddish-brown patina and mottled charcoal colored accents. Several dozen representatives of this, the final-year proof in the U.S. Half Cent series, are believed extant. Judging by current NGC and PCGS population data, most of these coins are in lower grades, as both services combined report a mere seven examples in PR65 Brown (4/02). (NGC ID# 26ZY, PCGS# 1332)

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July, 2002
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