In Search of 1850 Half Cent (63-64RB)
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On 11/18/2021 at 6:05 PM, The Neophyte Numismatist said:

Been a while, and still in search - worth a "bump" in hope.

Mmm, you may want to rethink the “red” thing. It invites artificial brightening. I am instantly suspicious of all large cents with red on them. I go for chocolate brown.

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I like your set Neo. I can check the dealer near me but I think they are all raw coins in 2x2 no PCGS or NGC holder half's.

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   A dealer has told me that someone has been buying up and hoarding 1850 half cents in all grades, which is why you may be having trouble finding one in higher grade and why they've become so expensive. Tomorrow's (8/29) Stack's Bowers internet only auction has one graded AU 55 (lot 10149), and the current bid is $600 ($720 with buyer's fee). You may have to wait until the hoarder disperses the hoard.

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Thanks Sandon.  There are a few available in MS61, but I don't love them.  There was one that was in MS64RB that went to auction last week at Heritage, but I was blown out in bidding and lost.  It was a beauty, but someone wanted it more than me.... we would have been in a non-stop price war to the moon if I didn't tap out.

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