U.S. Coin Values: Half Cents (Proof).
About 1831 1/2c RD Restrike, Reverse 1836, Large Berries
The Reverse 1836, Large Berries variety of the 1831 Proof Half Cent is known as the first restrike type struck. As compared to the Reverse 1840, Small Berries variety there are a few minor diagnostic differences on the reverse. The berries that appear on the reverse wreath are noticeably sizeable, in which that specific reverse design remained in use from 1831 through 1836. These restrikes were minted a few decades later, from 1858 to 1861, for sale to collectors, just prior to the onset of the Civil War. This Half Cent Issue comes from an original mintage of just 30 coins with a few less being known today making it very rare, valuable and desirable to high-end collectors.
|Denomination:||1/2c / Half Cent|
|Coinage Type:||Classic Head|
|Variety 2:||Restrike, Reverse 1836, Large Berries|
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