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SERIES: Braided Hair Half Cents 1840-1857
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1842 1/2C Original, BN (Proof)

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PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR65+BN
PCGS #:
1260
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
5.44 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
15
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$29,900 • PCGS PR65 • 1-26-2014 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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55
3,200
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55
60
3,200
60
65
11,500
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65
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13,000
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65+
66
20,000
1
66
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 8 R-9.6 9 / 30 TIE 9 / 30 TIE
60 or Better 7 R-9.6 9 / 30 TIE 9 / 30 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 30 TIE 2 / 30 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66BN PCGS grade  
2 PR65+BN PCGS grade

Joseph Brobston Collection - Stack's FPL #69 1/1963, listed for $700 - Philip M. Showers Collection - Stack's, sold privately in 1969 - Willis Harrington duPont Collection - Fred S. "Freddy" Werner, sold privately in 2/1976 - Superior, sold privately in 2/1976 - Joe Flynn & Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.), sold privately on 4/20/1976 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 42.1.1) - Goldbergs 1/2014:157, $29,900

3 PR65BN PCGS grade  
4 PR64BN PCGS grade  
4 PR64BN PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66BN PCGS grade  
2 PR65+BN PCGS grade

Joseph Brobston Collection - Stack's FPL #69 1/1963, listed for $700 - Philip M. Showers Collection - Stack's, sold privately in 1969 - Willis Harrington duPont Collection - Fred S. "Freddy" Werner, sold privately in 2/1976 - Superior, sold privately in 2/1976 - Joe Flynn & Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.), sold privately on 4/20/1976 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 42.1.1) - Goldbergs 1/2014:157, $29,900

3 PR65BN PCGS grade  
4 PR64BN PCGS grade  
4 PR64BN PCGS grade  
4 PR64BN estimated grade  
7 PR63BN estimated grade  
7 PR63BN estimated grade