1/2 Cent    (sold for $2000.0)

Description: 1856 Breen 1-B, Judd-177 in Copper Nickel R5. NGC graded MS-62. Frosty tan and light golden brown. No spots or stains, just very light friction on the highest points of the devices. The reflectivity seen in the fields on unworn examples is no longer present but the eye appeal is still excellent. The only marks are a couple faint hairline scratches in the field before the portrait. Nicely struck inside the dentils, but the dentils themselves are poorly impressed, especially on the obverse. This is always the case for strikes on these harder copper nickel planchets. While Breen lists two different alloys for these planchets (90:10 and 88:12), there is no practical way to differentiate between them. The new Judd/Bowers book on patterns lumps them all together under the single J-177 attribution. Curiously the planchets used on the Flying Eagle Cents of 1857 & 1858 is of the 88:12 alloy while it varies slightly for 1856 Flying Eagle Cents, more towards the 90:10 alloy. Our grade is EF45+. The attribution is shown on the NGC label. Pop 1; 2 finer in 64. Estimated Value $1,500-UP. Categories: Coronet Head Half Cents
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This coin has been sold for   $2000.0

Notes: http://www.goldbergcoins.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/40/lot/88964/ $1,500 2015-01-25

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 Denomination: 1/2 Cent
 Metal: Copper
 State: USA (1776 - )
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Coin variations: 133 instance(s)
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