Images courtesy of Superior
"Proof-64" (illustrated above). Ex -
Superior Galleries New York ANA Sale, August 1-3, 2002, Lot 191,
illustrated, where it was described as follows: "1836. First
Restrike. Breen 1-A Rarity-6+. Proof 64. Golden light olive brown. There
is a tiny spot of reddish brown toning at the left foot of the L in HALF
and another at the berry over that letter, neither one distracting.
Otherwise this piece is virtually flawless. The fields are highly
reflective, the obverse mirrors extremely deep (similar to a modern proof
strike). A choice example that's close to gem quality. The reverse is
plated in the Breen half cent book (but Breen used a different obverse to
illustrate the variety). Weight 78.0 grains"
Sources and/or recommended
"American Half Cents, The 'Little Half Sisters', Second
Edition", by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.
Early American Coppers Club