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    Rare Restrike

    1811 1/2c PCGS/CAC MS66 BN (Mickley Restrike)

    Next Bid: $38,900.00
    Closes: 5D 22H

    An extremely rare restrike with the obverse of 1811 and reverse of 1802! About a dozen examples of this Mickley Restrike 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.


    Amazing Gem Half Cent

    1854 1/2c PCGS MS66 RB

    Vault Value
    Next Bid: $8,250.00
    Closes: 5D 22H

    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!