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PCGS Number: 35400 Coin Date: 1852 Denomination (Short): 1/2c Denomination (Long): Half Cent Variety: Original Variety 2: Large Berries Desg: PR Mint Mark: P Composition: Copper 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 Half Cent from 1852 is only known to be a proof striking but is also known to be the most common of these proof-only issues with a mintage of 60. The 1852 date provides a variety of different berry sizes, originals, restrikes and much more. There are actually two different 1852 Restrikes in which the Second Restrike is much scarcer. With the First Restrike having the Reverse of 1856, with a doubled T in CENT on the reverse. The Second Restrike has Reverse of 1840, with raised file marks between RIC of AMERICA and the rim. PCGS #: 35400