An exceptionally detailed example of this early mint rarity! Steely deep brown surfaces are highlighted by touches of olive patina and feature a heavy die crack extending from the rim at 2:30 into Liberty's portrait between the nose and mouth and continuing into the hair below and behind the ear. A second crack is noted from approximately 9:00 on the left border extends into the back of Liberty's hair just below the cap. Over all an attractive specimen considering the grade, this will be a prize for the early copper enthusiast!
Popular collector date and draped bust half cent type coin.
Gorgeous near Mint State example of this popular collector date and draped bust half cent type coin.
The number one set hosts a AU53 example of this overdate.
Gorgeous, dark chocolate brown surfaces retain sharp detail and satiny luster with pretty steely blue and golden tan undertones throughout.
Scarce classic head half cent
An extremely rare restrike with the obverse of 1811 and reverse of 1802! About example of this Mickley Restrike a dozen are estimated to exist of which the present offering is the finest known with CAC approval. This was a private creation coined sometime in the late 1850s from retired coinage dies Mickley obtained from a dealer who had purchased them from the Mint as "scrap iron". Struck from slightly rusty dies both sides show heavy die rust. The precisely struck surfaces offer outstanding eye appeal! Mahogany-brown coloration coats both sides with plenty of original red-orange along the obverse rim and subtle purple undertones present throughout. A great rarity that seldom comes to market, this piece is certainly worthy of a strong bid! <br /><br />Ex: William F. Dunham Collection (B. Max Mehl, 6/1941), lot 1269; Belden E. Roach Collection (B. Max Mehl, 2/1944), lot 3278; W.W. Neil Collection (B. Max Mehl, 6/1947); Joseph Brobston Collection (Stack's FPL, 1/1963); A. Buol Hinman Collection (Century Sale, Paramount, 4/1965), lot 89; Alfred Bonard (1966); Jon Hanson (1/27/1967); Donald G. Partrick.
Nice type coin.
A scarce issue to find in full red! Beautiful red-orange fields glow with stunning luster. The Hansen Collection holds one of the three finest known examples for the date, a MS65RD.
A select type example! Warm brick-red surfaces highlight crisply defined details.
Nice type coin. CAC approved for quality and eye appeal.
Great braided hair half cent type coin.
Great type coin with touches of original red coloration highlighting the sharp striking detail. CAC approved for quality. PCGS+ grade for premium quality at the top of end of the assigned grade.
Beautifully preserved gem with exceedingly sharp details for the grade and smooth fields that retain plenty of original mint red-orange color. Wonderful eye appeal!
This beautifully preserved gem boasts exceedingly sharp details and plenty of original mint red-orange color. The rich red color is especially vibrant on the reverse and is featured along the rims of the obverse while the central devices display a steely blue patina. Only a single red-brown example has been graded finer!
Wonderful gem type coin! Boldly defined and beautifully preserved surfaces retain nice touches of original mint red, especially vibrant on the reverse.
High-end gem type coin! With plenty of bright, original orange-red highlighting the boldly struck devices.
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