Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1854 Proof Half Cent

    1854 PR 63 Brown NGC. B-2. Unlike other dates in the half cent series, there were no restrikes for 1854. All proofs show a diagnostic rust pit on the top of the I in UNITED, as does this piece. The proofs of this date are considered a Low R.6 with Breen believing a few dozen pieces may still exist today. The fields are non-reflective. Both sides are similarly toned in deep olive-brown shades with some subtle red highlights in the most protected areas.
    Ex: Adolph Friedman Collection (Numismatic Gallery, 8/1946) lot 1404. Accompanied by the original Stirling Collection pedigree page.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26ZV, PCGS# 1323)

    Weight: 5.44 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper

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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 1998
    3rd-6th Monday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 367
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 16 days left to consign to the 2020 December 3 - 4 HKINF World Coins Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I want to thank you and Heritage for the services provided above and beyond those one would expect from an auction house.
    [ Entire Letter » ]
    Larry A. Moody, Senior Internal Auditor, University of Alabama,
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search