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    1844 Original Half Cent, PR65 Brown
    B-1, Only 35 Known

    1844 1/2 C Original PR65 Brown NGC. B-1, R.5. Small Date, Large Berries. In his Proof Encyclopedia (1989), Breen wrote of this issue: "About sixteen known, none of them being restrikes; four are in museums (Smithsonian, from Mint proof set; ANS; Johns Hopkins; Mass. Historical Society)." Today, the number of Original 1844 half cent proofs known stands at 35 examples. This Gem representative shows light chocolate-brown color overall with golden-tan and jade-green elements. As one would expect, the devices are needle-sharp, and signs of contact are minimal. Mild reflectivity occurs in the fields. Our EAC grade PR60.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 26ZA, PCGS# 1272)

    Weight: 5.44 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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

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