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    Lovely 1855 Half Cent, PR64 Brown

    1855 1/2 C PR64 Brown PCGS. B-1, C-1, the only known dies, R.5 as a proof. Walter Breen's proof census estimated that 35 to 40 proofs have survived. This lovely piece displays boldly defined design elements and reddish-purple toning with blushes of lime-green and gold-tan. Excellent field to motif contrast is noted when the coin is rotated beneath a light source. Close scrutiny reveals no significant contact marks or hairlines, just a tiny unobtrusive fleck or two. EAC PR60+. Population: 6 in 64 Brown, 2 finer (6/06).(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 26ZW, PCGS# 1326)

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    August, 2006
    13th-14th Sunday-Monday
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