Images courtesy of Superior
Proof-55 (illustrated above).
Ex - Bowers & Merena, November 1987, Lot 7 - J.R. Frankenfield -
Superior Galleries' sale of the J.R. Frankenfield collection, February 17,
2001, Lot 162, "Breen 1-C...Proof-55. Second Restrike.
Cleaned long ago, now retoned golden tan and light brown with overtones of
reddish steel...half dozen tiny specks of carbon..." at $2,530
Sources and/or recommended
"American Half Cents - The 'Little Half Sisters' (Second
Edition)" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.
Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857" by
Walter Breen (purchase a copy by clicking on the title)
Early American Coppers Club