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    1836 Half Cent, XF Details
    B-1 First Restrike
    Rare Proof-Only Date

    1836 1/2 C Reverse of 1836 -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. Proof, XF. B-1 First Restrike, High R.6. The B-1 die pair was used to strike both originals and first restrikes. B-1 is easily distinguished from the second restrike B-2, which has broad rims and no line below CENT among other obvious differences. Separating originals from first restrikes is a greater challenge, but the restrikes have squared-off rims, most noticeable near the TED in UNITED. By that measure, the present lot is a first restrike, and moderately rarer than the B-1 originals. The coin was apparently spent by an heir, since the curls exhibit light wear, and the surfaces are moderately granular. Toned mauve-brown with blushes of rose-red on the headband and right obverse field. Our EAC grade VF30.

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