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Obverse of 1836 Half Cent - First Restrike     Reverse of 1836 Half Cent - First Restrike


1836 HALF CENT -
FIRST RESTRIKE

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
"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 reading:
"American Half Cents, The 'Little Half Sisters', Second Edition", by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club