Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Rare B. 1-A 1856 Proof Half Cent

    1856 1/2 C Half Cent PR 65 Red Accugrade (PR 64 Red). B. 1-A, R.7. This coin was previously offered as lot 5273 in our Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale, where it was cataloged as: "This variety, which is also known in business strike form, is readily identifiable by the prominent rust pit on the top of the I in UNITED. In his Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents, Breen traces only seven extant representatives of this elusive die marriage, although he does allow for the possibility that a few other examples may exist. Both sides of this coin are fully lustrous beneath a thin veil of milky-white haziness. The reflective fields are readily appreciable, nonetheless, and the surfaces display a few trivial carbon spots and contact marks that preclude an even higher grade. A desirable rarity and a significant bidding opportunity for the half cent specialist." (NGC ID# 26ZX, PCGS# 1331)

    Weight: 5.44 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    View shipping information

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2000
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 279
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    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 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 7 days left to consign to the 2019 March 13 - 16 US Coins Signature Auction!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I am pleased with the process it was way easier than I had thought it would be and I feel confident that my coins are in the right hands.
    Brian B.,
    Wellsboro, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 January 9 - 14 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
    2019 January 9 - 14 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
    REALIZED $43,653,528
    2019 January 15 - 16 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    2019 January 15 - 16 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,748,806
    2019 January 10 - 14 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
    2019 January 10 - 14 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,450,907