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This date is found only in Proof condition. Proofs exist as:
First Restrikes (cracked
("Reverse of 1840")
The finest Proof Brown 1836 Half Cent graded by PCGS are 7 PR-64BN's.
The finest Proof Red-Brown 1836 Half Cents graded by PCGS are 3 PR-65RB's.
The finest Proof Red 1836 Half Cent graded by PCGS is a single PR-65RD.
The finest Proof "Rev. 1840" Red-Brown 1836 Half Cent graded by PCGS is
a single PR-66RB.
The finest Proof "Rev. 1840" Red-Brown
1836 Half Cent graded by PCGS is
a single PR-66RB.
PCGS Proof-64 Red and
Brown. Virgil Brand - King Farouk-
Sotheby & Co. 3/1954:1700 - Hans M. F. Schulman - Bowers "Norweb" 10/1987:91 - Bowers & Merena
05/1993:4 - Dr. Wallace Lee - Superior "Pre-Long Beach" 05/2003:321, $8,625.00
PCGS Proof-64 Red and Brown. Stack's "Holmes" 10/1960:1333 - Philip E. Benedetti (Pickwick Stamp &
Coin Co.) - William Doyle Galleries "Loye L. Lauder" 12/1983:290 - Mid-American 1985
- Dr. Wallace Lee - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach"
Elite Coin Auction, 05/2003:323, $8,050.00
PCGS Proof-63. Larry
Hanks - Garry Fitzgerald - Mid American Rare Coin Auctions 5/1985:26 - Garry
Fitzgerald - Mid American 9/1985:11 - Dr. Wallace Lee - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin
Auction, 05/2003:322, $6,325.00
"Proof-63" (illustrated above). Superior Galleries New York ANA
Sale, 08/2002:190, illustrated, where it was described as
follows: "1836. Original. Breen 1-A Rarity-5+. Proof 63. Chocolate brown
with delicate overtones of bluish steel and traces of underlying faded
mint color on the obverse. No spots or stains. The only notable marks are
a few faint hairlines in the field above the head and a tiny rim nick
under the bust tip. The fields are nicely reflective, especially on the
reverse. Another choice proof from this old-time collection. Weight 82.7
grains. Ex E. A. Maust 1920-A. Maust (son)."
ANACS Net G-4. Paramount "Century Sale" 04/1965:102, $600.00 - Dr.
Roy Strugeon - B&M "The Rarities Sale,
"American Half Cents - The 'Little Half Sisters' (Second
Edition)" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.
Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857" by Walter Breen
"The PCGS Population
Report, July 2004" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service
Early American Coppers Club