How much are my U.S. 1840 Orig, proof strike Only with red surfaces half cent worth?

About 1840 Orig, PR Only RD Half Cents (Proof)

This coin is a very intriguing and desirable first year type issue for what is a unique and somewhat overlooked series. The original version variety of the 1840 Proof Half Cent is of the Braided Hair design on the obverse and large round berries on the reverse. The original mintage in 1840 was just 18 coins in total of which it is estimated that all have survived. Overall, this is quite a rare coin worth anywhere between five thousand to over forty thousand dollars depending on the grade.



Coin Date: 1840
Denom: 1/2c / Half Cent
Desg: PR
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Coinage Type: Braided Hair
Coinage Years: 1840-1857
Composition: Copper
Variety 2: Original
Strike Type: Proof
Diameter: 23.5 mm
Weight: 5.44 gr
Designer: John Reich
Edge: Plain Edge
PCGS #: 1250
NGC ID: 26Z4
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