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    Desirable 1856 B-3 Half Cent, PR62 Brown

    1856 1/2 C PR62 Brown NGC. B-3, R.4. Razor sharp definition beneath a thin veil of pastel patina. From a common obverse die, the reverse with the doubled T in CENT clearly visible. The obverse has a pronounced wire rim, the reverse much less so. From an original production of some 200 proofs from this year, Breen estimated a surviving population of approximately 60 pieces. MRB PR60.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 26ZX, PCGS# 1329)

    Weight: 5.44 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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