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    Unique 1832 Half-Dollar Struck Over a Brazil 80-Reis

    1832 Half-Dollar Struck Over a Brazil 80-Reis Coin, Pollock-51, Unique, VF 30. The discovery of this coin was first published in the February 1934 Numismatist, which announced the coin was in the collection of H.D. Gibbs of Pittsburgh. "It is a copper coin of Peter II of Brazil (1831-1890) for 80 reis upon which has been impressed the dies for a United States half dollar dated 1832. The reverse shows a double impression. The words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" show plainly above the eagle, while below it are portions of the same words. The date "1832," also appears above the head of Liberty on the obverse. although these are the only evidences of double impressions."
    Struck in copper with a partially reeded edge, the reeding is in the center of the edge and is sandwiched on each side by a plain edge. Medium brown color overall with several large milling marks scattered about. A partial puncture is in the center of the obverse, and on the edge there are four cuts, perhaps made to hold the coin in place if it was indeed a "set-up" piece.
    Ex: H.D. Gibbs; Mid-Atlantic Auction (Kagin's, 11/74), lot 1865; ANA Sale (Kagin's, 8/77), lot 2070; 323rd Sale (Kagin's, 1/81), lot 941; 1987 Long Beach Sale (Kagin's, 2/87), lot 2217. (PCGS# 60051)


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    June, 1998
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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