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About 1831 1/2c BN Restrike, Reverse 1840, Small Berries

The Reverse 1840, Small Berries variety of the 1831 Proof Half Cent is known as the second restrike type struck. As compared to the Reverse 1836, Large Berries variety there are a few minor diagnostic differences on the reverse. The berries that appear on the reverse wreath are very tiny in which that specific reverse design remained in use from 1840 through 1857. These restrikes were minted a few decades later from 1858 to 1861, for sale to collectors, just before the start of the Civil War. This Half Cent Issue comes from an original mintage of just 12 coins with only a single digit quantity known to exist today, making it very rare and valuable as well as desirable to high-end collectors.

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Coin Date: 1831
Denomination: 1/2c / Half Cent
Designation: PR
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Coinage Type: Classic Head
Coinage Years: 1809-1836
Composition: Copper
Variety 2: Restrike, Reverse 1840, Small Berries
Strike Type: Proof
Diameter: 23.5 mm
Weight: 5.44 gr
Designer: John Reich
Edge: Plain Edge
PCGS #: 1192
NGC ID: 2238
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