1854 1/2C Cohen 1, BN MS (PCGS# 35330)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 1468
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1854 Braided Hair Half Cent. C-1, the only known dies. Rarity-1. Manley Die State 1.0. MS-64 BN (PCGS). This satiny golden-tan specimen provides bold design elements and soft underlying luster. Unnoticed by Manley and not mentioned in his reference is a faint reverse die crack from the single leaf directly below the O in OF to the left side of that letter.<br />
Manley Die State 1.0. "Obverse: Perfect die. The tiny dash left of the base of 1 is usually visible. Reverse: No rust lump on I in UNITED. Common."