1842 1/2C Restrike, RB PR (PCGS# 1264)

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1842 1/2 C Restrike PR64 Red and Brown PCGS. B-2, Low R.7. Series III. The doubled T in CENT characterizes this variety, which Breen (1983) described as a First Restrike. Although we cannot weigh this coin because of the PCGS slab, the tiny die lump (as produced) at the outside point of star 4 identifies this coin as a Series III striking. A needle-sharp specimen that reveals rose, orange, and aqua hues when rotated under a light. A curly lintmark (as made) northeast of the F in HALF will identify this attractive example. NGC and PCGS combined have certified only 10 restrike 1842 Half Cents, some of which may be the Second Restrike (Breen-3) variety.
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