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

1844 1/2C Original, BN (Proof)

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PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR64BN
PCGS #:
1272
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
5.44 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
16
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$71,875 • 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 10 R-9.5 11 / 30 TIE 11 / 30 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 11 / 30 TIE 11 / 30 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 30 1 / 30
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66BN PCGS grade

Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $65), sold privately in 1935 - B. Max Mehl, sold privately in 1935 - Col. E. H. R. Green Collection (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Green Estate at $15 on 8/9/1937), sold in 4/1943 for $30.01 - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 44.1.2) - Goldbergs 1/2014:168, $71,875

2 PR64BN PCGS grade  
2 PR64BN PCGS grade  
2 PR64BN estimated grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:100, $5,980

2 PR64BN estimated grade  

Heritage 10/2014:4597, $14,687.50

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66BN PCGS grade

Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $65), sold privately in 1935 - B. Max Mehl, sold privately in 1935 - Col. E. H. R. Green Collection (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Green Estate at $15 on 8/9/1937), sold in 4/1943 for $30.01 - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 44.1.2) - Goldbergs 1/2014:168, $71,875

2 PR64BN PCGS grade  
2 PR64BN PCGS grade  
2 PR64BN estimated grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:100, $5,980

2 PR64BN estimated grade  

Heritage 10/2014:4597, $14,687.50

2 PR64BN estimated grade  
2 PR64BN estimated grade  
8 PR63BN PCGS grade  
9 PR60BN estimated grade  
9 PR60BN estimated grade