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    1856 Judd-177 Half Cent, PR64
    Regular Dies Trial Strike

    1856 1/2C Half Cent, Judd-177, Pollock-205, R.5, PR64 PCGS. CAC. Regular die trials striking for the half cent, attributed as Breen-2c in his Half Cent Encyclopedia. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge. Breen reported two compositions of the copper-nickel planchets. His B-2b is recorded as 90% copper and 10% nickel, and B-2c is recorded as 88% copper and 12% nickel. It is impossible to distinguish between them without metallurgical testing. This Choice proof offers smooth walnut-tan surfaces. The centers are well brought up although the broad rims are softly impressed. Both sides are lightly reflective. Population: 12 in 64 (1 in 64+), 3 finer (2/13).

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

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