There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
122

1836 1/2 C PR64 Brown PCGS. B-1 Original, Large Berries, Low R.6. Only proof half cents were struck in 1836, and restrikes ...

2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Make Offer:
Make Offer to Owner

The owner of this Item has been actively participating in the Make Offer to Owner program.
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: May 9, 2007
Item Activity: 8 Internet/mail/phone bidders
529 page views
Location: St. Louis, MO
Description:
Original Proof 1836 B-1 Half Cent
1836 1/2 C PR64 Brown PCGS. B-1 Original, Large Berries, Low R.6. Only proof half cents were struck in 1836, and restrikes of this issue were produced in later years. The same pair of dies were used for both Original and First Restrike half cents of this date, and the differences are minute. In his Half Cent Encyclopedia, Walter Breen stated: "These are often confused with the First Restrikes below [in his reference]; the quickest way to tell them apart is that on the Originals, the borders are in every way similar to those on proofs of 1832-35, whereas on the Restrikes the obverse die shows buckling and the borders are much more pronounced, 'squared,' with knife rims."
Due to the PCGS holder, it is not possible to determine if the borders are squared or not, and it is also difficult to detect any obverse die buckling. This piece has every appearance of being an unbuckled Original. The surfaces of this Choice proof are sufficiently mirrored with bright olive and golden-brown color. Each side has a few dark spots, with those by the date serving as convenient pedigree markers. EAC PR60.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 223B, PCGS# 1207)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image






FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
938,195
bidder-members
$888,366,271
sold in the last year
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 32 days left to consign to the 2015 September 16 - 21 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!
Learn About Consigning With Us
Thank you again for all the work you and the team at Heritage have done to make this such a success for our family and for helping share my father’s collection with the world.
Julia Dimitriadis,
New York City, New York
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $16,999,788
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $6,505,243
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $10,592,191
COIN AND
CURRENCY SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey