1843 HALF CENT - ORIGINAL
Nos: 1266, PCGS 1267, PCGS 1268
Breen 1a, Gilbert 1
Rarity: Very Rare
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Diameter: 23 millimeters
Copper - 100%
Weight: 84 grains
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"Choice Proof". Ex - Judge Joseph F. Sawicki, May 10, 1948, sold as
part of a complete copper and silver Proof set (in an original case) for
$225.00 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc.
"The John Jay Pittman Collection", October 21-23, 1997, Lot 832a,
illustrated, "...81.9 grains...a few minor carbon spots as well as
some cloudiness to the fields...very pronounced doubling on the reverse,
especially noticeable on several of the berries and on the word
AMERICA...The 8 in the date is repunched with the original numeral showing
below the bottom of the correctly punched numeral.", sold as part of the complete 1843 Proof set
(still in the original case) to which Pittman had added the Proof 1843
Quarter Eagle, Half Eagle, and Eagle! This set may be complete set
that appeared in the 1895 Winsor sale as Lot 1067, said to have been
presented to President Tyler.
The finest Proof "Original" Brown example graded by PCGS
is a single PR-66BN.
The finest Proof "Original" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS
is a single PR-65RB.
The finest Proof "Original" Red example graded by PCGS is a
Sources and/or recommended
"American Half Cents" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.
Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service
Early American Coppers Club