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    1854 Half Cent, PR65 Red and Brown
    Elusive B-2 Variety

    1854 1/2 C PR65 Red and Brown NGC. B-2, Low R.6. Bright orange-red color with traces of blue toning appears on the obverse. The reverse has deep brown color with bluish overtones. Both sides have extremely sharp design features with reflective fields. Among the proof half cents from the 1850s, this is a scarce issue, and it is more elusive than the 1852 proof-only issue, for example. Our EAC grade PR60. Census: 1 in 65 Red and Brown, 0 finer (1/14).
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2006), lot 237.(Registry values: P4)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26ZV, PCGS# 1324)

    Weight: 5.44 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper

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

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