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

2004 July New York, NY Signature Sale #320

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Lot Description
1856 1/2 C MS64 Red PCGS. B-1, C-1, R.1. A bright orange-red near-Gem that also has a few freckles of pale sky-blue color. The central reverse exhibits a couple of mint-made planchet flaws, but the surfaces are essentially free from contact. Full Red 1856 Half Cents are surprisingly rare, more so than the reported mintage of 40,430 pieces would indicate. Population: 8 in 64, 2 finer (3/04).
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