1848 Half Cents by Variety | Braided Hair Half Cents by Date | Half Cents by Type

1848 HALF CENT -

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The finest Proof "Original" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64BN.  

The finest Proof "Original" Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-64RB's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"American Half Cents" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club