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

    1856 E1/2C Half Cent, Judd-177, Pollock-205, R.5, PR64 PCGS. Struck from regular issue plain edge dies, but in copper-nickel alloy instead of copper. In his Half Cent Encyclopedia, Breen reported two similar 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 exhibits moderately mirrored rose-red, orange-gold, and blue-green fields. The centers are well brought up but the broad rims are softly impressed. Mildly granular near the left ribbon end. Population: 13 in 64 (1 in 64+), 4 finer (9/13).

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


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