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    Desirable 1846 B-1 Original Half Cent, PR64 Brown

    1846 1/2 C Original PR64 Brown PCGS. B-1, R.6. Large Berries Reverse. Numismatic authorities disagree on the method used to create the distinctive date for the 1846 half cent issues; Walter Breen suggests that the numerals were engraved by hand, while others, including Q. David Bowers, believe that the digits were punched into the die singly, both of these methods being at odds with the then-standard practice of using a full-date punch. Whatever the actual origin, the date is distinctive, and the piece offered here is an attractive specimen. Excellent definition graces the devices, and the fields are free of all but a few minor disturbances. Primarily violet-tan on the obverse with elements of blue on the reverse. EAC PR63. Population: 4 in 64 Brown, 0 finer (6/08).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 26ZE, PCGS# 1284)

    Weight: 5.44 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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