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PCGS Number: 1292 Coin Date: 1847 Denomination (Short): 1/2c Denomination (Long): Half Cent Variety: Original Desg: PR Mint Mark: P Composition: Copper Mintage: 20 Strike Type: Proof Coinage Type: Braided Hair Coinage Years: 1840-1857 Mint Location: Philadelphia Diameter: 23.5 Weight (Grams): 5.44 Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Plain Edge Obverse Description: Lady Liberty is portrayed with hair tied in a bun, facing left, in what is referred to as the so-called braided hair style. The word LIBERTY appearing on her headband. 13 stars appear continuously around the periphery with the date at the bottom. Reverse Description: The words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the periphery surround a wreath framing the words HALF CENT. The wreath is tied by a bow at the bottom. General Notes: The original version variety of the 1847 Proof Half Cent is of the Braided Hair design on the obverse and large round berries on the reverse. The original mintage in 1847 was just 20 coins in total of which it is estimated that all have survived. Overall, this is just a very scarce type coin worth anywhere between four thousand to over twenty thousand dollars but only in the finest gem condition. PCGS #: 1292 NGC ID: 26ZG