1831 Res 1/2C PR66BN PCGS
Lot 2009
1831 1/2C Proof 66 Brown PCGS
US$ 30,000 - 35,000
£19,000 - 23,000

Lot Details
1831 Res 1/2C PR66BN PCGS
1831 1/2C Proof 66 Brown PCGS
First Restrike, aka Reverse of 1836, B-2, R.6. Small date, large stars; high leaf below left foot of S2. This example is the Breen Plate Coin for State II in his reference. Die State II (this coin) is identified by a diagonal crack across the reverse from 1 o'clock to 8:30, but without the branch down to 5 o'clock. This is a lovely example with pristine surfaces, although there is a small planchet defect on top of the right most top hair wave; this mentioned only as a pedigree identifier. Lovely pale blue, purple, and iridescent toning with traces of original orange mint color shows around some of the peripheral devices. In his 1939 catalog, Max Mehl described this coin as "a perfect, magnificent, brilliant red proof; sharp, with raised borders." (PCGS 1189)
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