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    1841 B-1 Original Half Cent, PR63 Brown
    From the Byron Reed Collection

    1841 1/2 C Original PR63 Brown PCGS. CAC. B-1, Low R.5. Our EAC Grade PR60. This pleasing olive-brown half cent offers reflective surfaces with trivial marks that include several field nicks and a mark on the chin. Delicate blue overtones enhance the overall appearance of this piece.

    Variety: The Large Berries Original in a late die state with a bold obverse die crack joining stars 3 through 7.

    Population Data (7/14): PCGS has graded 40 of these, mostly PR62 to PR66, and NGC has certified 19 examples in the same grade range. The majority of certified pieces are designated Brown.

    Heritage Commentary: A relatively common proof half cent variety with about 70 to 75 known. This is a borderline R.4 variety, the second most plentiful proof half cent behind the 1852.

    Provenance: Byron Reed Collection (Spink America, 10/1996), lot 5.(Registry values: P2)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26Z6, PCGS# 1254)

    Weight: 5.44 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    27th Monday
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