U.S. Coins: Half Cents
1849 1/2c PR RD Original, Small Date · Half Cents (Proof)
About 1849 1/2c PR RD Original, Small Date Half Cents (Proof)
The original version variety of the 1849 Proof Half Cent is of the Braided Hair design on the obverse and large round berries on the reverse. The original mintage in 1849 was just 12 coins in total of which it is estimated that all have survived. Overall, this is a very rare low mintage coin worth anywhere between five thousand to over forty thousand dollars. The Small Date version of this original date proof Half Cent is the scarcer of the two with the other being the Large Date.
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