1856 1/2C, RD MS (PCGS# 1238)

2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116

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Lot Description
1856 1/2 C MS64 Red PCGS. C-1, B-2a, R.1. Among the 1849 to 1857 series of circulation strike half cents, only 1854, 1855, and 1857 are seen with any frequency in fully brilliant red Mint State preservation, due to several hoards of those dates. All other dates are major rarities in full red. PCGS has only certified nine submissions as MS64 Red, and just two finer examples, including resubmissions over 22 years. This piece is fully brilliant and sharply detailed with a few minor spots on each side to prevent a higher grade. EAC 63.
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