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    1840 B-1 Original Half Cent, PR65 Red and Brown
    Breen's Series VII Restrike

    1840 Original PR65 Red and Brown NGC. CAC. B-1. 81.6 grains. The Donald G. Partrick Collection of half cents provides an outstanding selection of the proof-only issues, and is nearly complete for those, including Original, First Restrike, and Second Restrike pieces. All of these issues have common obverse dies for each date, and reverse dies that were used throughout. The Original issues have large berries on the reverse, the First Restrikes have small berries with the T in CENT doubled, and the Second Restrikes have small berries with short die file marks over RICA of AMERICA. These are standard descriptions throughout the 1840s.

    Richard T. "Rick" Coleman, Jr. researched all of the proof issues early in the current century with his work for the Original and First Restrike issues published in Penny-Wise in 2004. His similar work for the Second Restrike half cents was published in a separate monograph. Coleman's entry into half cent literature remains a highly valuable and important reference today.

    Walter Breen identified this piece among his Series VII Restrikes in his Half Cent Encyclopedia. Only two or three pieces are identified as such. This impressive Gem has brilliant, mirrored reddish-orange surfaces with outstanding eye appeal, displaying slight mellowing of the mint color. Census: 2 in PR65 Red and Brown, 0 finer (3/21).
    Ex: Elmer Sears; Albert Holden; Emery May Norweb; Norweb Family Collection (Bowers and Merena, 11/1987), lot 93; Jon Hanson; Donald G. Partrick.(Registry values: P4)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26Z4, PCGS# 1249)

    Weight: 5.44 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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