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    1841 Original Half Cent, PR66 Brown
    Large Berries, B-1

    1841 1/2 C Original, B-1, R.5, PR66 Brown PCGS. CAC. The Large Berries on the reverse of this variety are indicative of the Original strike that was coined in 1841. A common reverse die was used for all the Original half cents throughout the decade. Richard T. Coleman estimates that as many as 67 examples of this variety exist, ranking it as the most plentiful of all the proof half cent varieties in the 1840s. For that reason, it is a variety frequently chosen to represent the Braided Hair design in 19th century type sets. This iridescent Premium Gem has mirrored brown fields with lovely blue overtones and splashes of original orange mint color. Our EAC grade PR62. Population: 2 in 66 Brown, 1 finer (3/16).(Registry values: P2)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26Z6, PCGS# 1254)

    Weight: 5.44 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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

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    Apr-May, 2016
    27th-1st Wednesday-Sunday
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