1831 1/2C 2nd Res, Rev Style of 1840, RB (Proof)

Series: Classic Head Half Cents 1831-1836

PCGS PR66+RB

PCGS PR66+RB

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PCGS PR66RB

PCGS PR66RB

PCGS #:
1193
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
12
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66RB PCGS grade

Charles Steigerwalt, sold privately in 11/1907 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:445, $28,600 - Jim McGuigan Collection

2 PR63RB PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2004:5066, $26,450

#1 PR66RB PCGS grade

Charles Steigerwalt, sold privately in 11/1907 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:445, $28,600 - Jim McGuigan Collection

#2 PR63RB PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2004:5066, $26,450

Ron Guth:

The 1831 Half Cent with the reverse of the Braided Hair type is clearly a restrike made at a later date. All were struck as Proofs and the mintage was extremely low. Some researchers have suggested that as many as a dozen were made, but that is pure speculation since no mint records exist for early American Proof coins. Today, at least five demonstrably different examples are known and there may be as many as two additional examples. These restrikes were made with the sole purpose of creating rarities for sale to collectors who desired to own an example of the rare 1831-dated Half Cent. Today, they are eagerly sought after as important collectibles. The finest example known is the PCGS PR66RB coin from the Louis Eliasberg collection (now part of Jim McGuigan's fabulous collection of Half Cents).