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    1845 Proof Half Cent, Unc Details
    B-1 Original, Large Berries

    1845 1/2 C Original -- Corrosion Removed -- PCGS Genuine. Proof, Unc Details. B-1, R.6. The 1845 is a proof-only date with three die varieties. Specimens with large berries (B-1) are originals. The small berry restrikes are known with a doubled T in CENT (B-2) or subtle flaws on the reverse dentils (B-3). All varieties are rare. The present glossy example is well struck and predominantly lavender-brown, though the field displays blue-green shades near Liberty's hairbun. We note a few narrow marks on the left-side rims, along with moderate granularity near the bust tip and left ribbon end. Our EAC grade XF45.

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