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    1852 Breen-2 Half Cent, PR66 Red and Brown
    First Restrike

    1852 1/2 C First Restrike, Small Berries PR66 Red and Brown NGC. B-2, R.5. Our EAC Grade PR64. Fully mirrored fields and bold design motifs appear on both sides of this Premium Gem proof. The surfaces exhibit brilliant red mint color with splashes of teal, violet, and turquoise toning.

    Variety: Breen-2. This is the usual variety for the proof-only 1852 half cents, with the reverse that was first used in 1856. These pieces were likely struck in the late 1850s or early 1860s.

    Population Data (5/14): This piece is tied for the finest 1852 proof half cent at either service, with two PR66 Red and Brown examples at NGC and two at PCGS.

    Heritage Commentary: The certified grade is finer than any of the three Missouri Cabinet coins, although our EAC grade is equal to the second finest example from that collection. Regardless of anyone's grade, this is an aesthetically appealing example that will make a fine addition to any cabinet.

    Provenance: American Numismatic Rarities (7/2003), lot 102.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 26ZT, Variety PCGS# 1318, Base PCGS# 35403)

    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
    June, 2014
    23rd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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