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1841 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR BN

1841 1/2c Restrike, Reverse of 1840 PR BN

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 201963)

The 1841 Half Cent is part of a series of Braided Hair coins struck from 1840-1857. The specific variety is Restrike. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Proof (PR) strike, this coin is made of Copper from a mintage of 15-18 Known struck and has a rarity rating of 6.
The restrike version variety of the 1841 Proof Half Cent is of the Braided Hair design on the obverse (with a massive die crack) and tiny berries on the reverse. There are also some other reverse diagnostics to tell it apart from the original. The mintage was composed of just 16 coins which is on the lower end for the series but since supposedly all were recovered this is still considered an early type coin.
Obverse: Lady Liberty is portrayed with hair tied in a bun, facing left, in what is referred to as the so-called braided hair style. The word LIBERTY appearing on her headband. 13 stars appear continuously around the periphery with the date at the bottom.
Reverse: The words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the periphery surround a wreath framing the words HALF CENT. The wreath is tied by a bow at the bottom.

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Catalog Detail

GSID: 201963
Coin Date: 1841
Denomination: 1/2c / Half Cent
Designation: PR
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15-18 Known
Coinage Type: Braided Hair
Coinage Years: 1840-1857
Composition: Copper
Variety: Restrike
Variety 2: Reverse of 1840
Rarity: R-6
Strike Type: Proof
Diameter: 23.5 mm
Weight: 5.44 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Obverse Lettering: LIBERTY, 1841
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, HALF, CENT
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
PCGS #: 35351
NGC ID: 26Y6
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