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    1843 B-1b Original Half Cent, PR65 Red
    Light Cameo Contrast, Ex: Partrick

    1843 1/2 C Series VII Restrike, B-1b, R.7, PR65 Red PCGS. 84.4 grains. The cataloger for Bowers and Ruddy observed in 1982: "The standard weight suggests this is an original, but the coin has heavy wire rims associated with restrikes, and the latter attribution is more probable." Richard T. Coleman, Jr. identifies 34 examples of the 1843 Original half cents without distinguishing between those and Breen's Series VII Restrikes. Realistically, most collectors today are content having an example from this die combination without regard to its Original vs. Restrike status. With most coins in third-party grading service holders, attribution is virtually impossible. Although both sides have a few trivial carbon specks, this beauty is amazing. It has extraordinary orange and tan surfaces and light cameo contrast on the obverse. Census: 1 in 65 (1 in 65 ) Red, 0 finer (7/21). Our EAC grade PR64.
    Ex: Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet (circa 1895); New York Public Library (Bowers and Ruddy, 10/1982), lot 2142; Jon Hanson; Donald G. Partrick; Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2021), lot 3743; ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2021), lot 3306.(Registry values: P3)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 223E, PCGS# 1268)

    Weight: 5.44 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper

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