1836 Gem Proof Only Half Cent original perfect dies
1836 B-1 Half Cent, NGC PR65 Brown CAC
Perfect Dies Original
1836 Original, B-1, R.5, PR65 Brown NGC. CAC. Weight 5.44 grams. Our EAC grade PR60. Breen Die State I. Probably about 50 proofs survive from these dies in the perfect die state, called originals. The later First Restrike pieces are from the same dies, but in later die states. They are often confused, so some examples called Originals might actually be First Restrikes, and vice-versa. This piece is entry 28 of 49 in Richard T. Coleman, Jr.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s list of Original proof half cents that was published in Penny-Wise in 2004. Although now 17 years old, Coleman\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s analysis is an invaluable source of information for today\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s catalogers. His research can be found on the Newman Numismatic Portal. A small splash of toning between Star 5 and Liberty\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s nose will serve as an identifier. This lovely Gem has russet-brown on the obverse and sea-green on the reverse; the eye appeal is excellent. Census: 2 in PR65 Brown, 2 finer (3/21).
Ex: Alto sale (Stack\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s, 12/1970), lot 530; Jon Hanson; Donald G. Partrick.