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    1845 Rare Original Strike
    C-1, B-1 Half Cent, PR64 Brown

    1845 1/2 C Original PR64 Brown NGC. CAC. C-1, B-1, High R.6. This is only the third appearance of an 1845 Original half cent in any of our sales over the past 20 years. The date shows slight evidence of repunching, especially below the 5, and the entire date is left of center in the exergual space. Additional repunching is evident below the E and T in LIBERTY. The stars are normally formed. The die is crisp and well formed with no cracks, clash marks, or other anomalies. The Large Berries reverse die is similarly well-made without defects. Just over a dozen 1845 Original half cents are known. The obverse exhibits bold details with deep blue patina intermingled with the olive-brown surfaces. The left part of the obverse border is bright reddish-orange. The reverse is essentially olive-brown with delicate blue overtones. Our EAC grade PR62.
    From The Eric P. Newman Collection.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 26ZC, PCGS# 1278)

    Weight: 5.44 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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    April, 2013
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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