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    1856 Half Cent in Copper Nickel
    Judd-177, PR64+

    1856 1/2C Half Cent, Judd-177, Pollock-205, R.5, PR64+ PCGS. CAC. Struck from regular 1856 half cent dies with a plain edge, but in copper-nickel alloy instead of copper. The celebrated 1856 Flying Eagle cents were struck in copper-nickel, and Judd-177 was likely struck beforehand to see how the alloy would coin. It appears that the die spacing was overly wide, since the dentils show softness on most examples. The present specimen also shows minor incompleteness on stars 10 and 11 and the L in LIBERTY, though most of the portrait is sharp. The orange-gold surfaces are exemplary and show hints of ruby-red and steel-blue toning. Population: 17 in 64 (2 in 64+), 5 finer. CAC: 7 in 64, 3 finer (6/21).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29AV, PCGS# 11777)


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