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    Seldom Offered 1848 Proof Half Cent, A Rare B-1a Original

    1848 1/2 C Original PR61 Brown PCGS. B-1a, Low R.7. The date logotype that the Mint used to prepare this obverse die was the same that it used for the 1848 Liberty Half Eagle. A rare issue in all grades, Breen confirms only 11 examples in his 1983 Half Cent monograph. This is really not a bad looking coin for the grade, although mottled charcoal colored spots around the obverse periphery are noted. The balance of the surfaces are mostly antique-copper in shade with a few splashes of steel-gray patina near the upper reverse border. The well centered, needle sharp strike is free of criticism. (NGC ID# 26ZJ, PCGS# 1296)

    Weight: 5.44 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2002
    27th-30th Saturday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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