1840 1/2C Restrike, RB (Proof)

Series: Braided Hair Half Cents 1840-1857

PCGS PR66RB

PCGS PR66RB

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PCGS PR65RB

PCGS PR65RB

PCGS #:
1252
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.00 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
20
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 5 R-9.7 4 / 31 TIE 4 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 4 / 31 TIE 4 / 31 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 9 / 31 TIE 9 / 31 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5
60 or Better 5
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.7
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 31 TIE
65 or Better 9 / 31 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 31 TIE
65 or Better 9 / 31 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66RB PCGS grade

Second Restrike (Reverse of 1840)
John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:453, $9,460 - Osipowicz Tadek Collection - Heritage 3/2010:92, $48,875 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30012, $25,850 - Heritage 8/2016:3948, $17,625 - Heritage 8/2018:5039, $18,000 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 PR65RB PCGS grade (Reverse of 1856) ESM Collection
2 PR65RB PCGS grade

First Restrike (Reverse of 1856)
"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 40.2.1) - Goldbergs 1/2014:149, $10,350 - Frisco Mint, offered on eBay (as PCGS PR65RB 27203549) on 5/16/2016 for $14,250 - Joseph L. Brobston Collection - Loye L. Lauder Collection - William Doyle Galleries 12/1983:293

2 PR65RB PCGS grade
2 PR65RB estimated grade
6 PR64RB estimated grade

Heritage 8/1996:6490 - Stack's/Bowers 2/2015:1089, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20004, not sold - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:77, $8,225 - Heritage 1/2017:5518, $8,225

7 PR63RB PCGS grade
8 PR63RB estimated grade

Dr. Charles A. Cass Collection - Stack’s 11/1957:105, $160 - Norweb Collection, Part I - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:94, $3,740

#1 PR66RB PCGS grade

Second Restrike (Reverse of 1840)
John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:453, $9,460 - Osipowicz Tadek Collection - Heritage 3/2010:92, $48,875 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30012, $25,850 - Heritage 8/2016:3948, $17,625 - Heritage 8/2018:5039, $18,000 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 PR65RB PCGS grade
(Reverse of 1856) ESM Collection
#2 PR65RB PCGS grade

First Restrike (Reverse of 1856)
"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 40.2.1) - Goldbergs 1/2014:149, $10,350 - Frisco Mint, offered on eBay (as PCGS PR65RB 27203549) on 5/16/2016 for $14,250 - Joseph L. Brobston Collection - Loye L. Lauder Collection - William Doyle Galleries 12/1983:293

#2 PR65RB PCGS grade
#2 PR65RB estimated grade
#6 PR64RB estimated grade

Heritage 8/1996:6490 - Stack's/Bowers 2/2015:1089, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20004, not sold - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:77, $8,225 - Heritage 1/2017:5518, $8,225

#7 PR63RB PCGS grade
#8 PR63RB estimated grade

Dr. Charles A. Cass Collection - Stack’s 11/1957:105, $160 - Norweb Collection, Part I - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:94, $3,740