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How much are my U.S. 1856 1/2c proof strike with red-brown surfaces half cent worth?

About 1856 1/2c PR RB Half Cents (Proof)

The 1856 Proof Half Cent is of the Braided Hair design. The original mintage in 1856 was a very high total of 225 coins in which most have survived. This issue is the ultimate type coin for the series as there are quite a few to be had. They are worth anywhere between four thousand to over twenty thousand in red gem condition. The 1856 and 1857 round out this denomination with large mintages ready for a fine collection.



Coin Date: 1856
Denom: 1/2c / Half Cent
Desg: PR
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 225
Coinage Type: Braided Hair
Coinage Years: 1840-1857
Composition: Copper
Strike Type: Proof
Diameter: 23.5 mm
Weight: 5.44 gr
Designer: John Reich
Edge: Plain Edge
Catalog #: 1330
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CDN Market Values for: 1856 1/2c PR RB
Value for grade:

PR66 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1856 1/2c PR RB
Value for grade:

PR66


CDN Market Values for: 1856 1/2c PR RB
Value for grade:

PR65 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1856 1/2c PR RB
Value for grade:

PR65


CDN Market Values for: 1856 1/2c PR RB
Value for grade:

PR64 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1856 1/2c PR RB
Value for grade:

PR64


CDN Market Values for: 1856 1/2c PR RB
Value for grade:

PR63 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1856 1/2c PR RB
Value for grade:

PR63


CDN Market Values for: 1856 1/2c PR RB
Value for grade:

PR62 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1856 1/2c PR RB
Value for grade:

PR62


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