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

    1854 1/2 C PR65 Red and Brown NGC. B-2, Low R.6. The diagnostic rust lump appears near the top of the I in UNITED, identifying the rare B-2 proof variety. Light pinkish-orange mint 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 PR62. Census: 2 in 65 Red and Brown, 0 finer (12/14).
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2006), lot 237; Chicago Signature (Heritage, 8/2011), lot 3037, realized $9,200.(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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    Jan-Feb, 2015
    29th-1st Thursday-Sunday
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