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

1843 1/2C Original, BN (Proof)

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PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR63BN
PCGS #:
1266
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
5.44 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
21
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$89,125 • PCGS PR66 • 1-26-2014 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 18 R-9.2 22 / 30 22 / 30
60 or Better 18 R-9.2 22 / 30 22 / 30
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

Joseph Brobston Collection - Stack's FPL #69 1/1963, listed for $725 - 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 43.1.1) - Goldbergs 1/2014:164, $89,125

1 PR66BN PCGS grade  
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

Joseph Brobston Collection - Stack's FPL #69 1/1963, listed for $725 - 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 43.1.1) - Goldbergs 1/2014:164, $89,125

1 PR66BN PCGS grade  
3 PR65BN PCGS grade  
4 PR64BN PCGS grade  
4 PR64BN PCGS grade  
4 PR64BN PCGS grade  
4 PR64BN PCGS grade  
4 PR64BN estimated grade  
4 PR64BN estimated grade  
10 PR63BN PCGS grade