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Obverse of 1793 Half Cent - Cohen 2     Reverse of 1793 Half Cent - Cohen 2


1793 HALF CENT - COHEN 2

Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 2

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1793 Cohen 1

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1793 Cohen 3

Images courtesy of Jim McGuigan

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auction, Inc.'s "2001 Atlanta ANA Signature Sale", August 8-11, 2001, Lot  5128, illustrated, sold for $15,525.00

"AU-50"
- Superior 1/2005:68

PCGS VF-30.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 61, sold for $6,900.00 Ex Dr. Wallace Lee. 

Net VF-30, Scratches, Rough Surfaces.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 97, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

Fine-15, Obverse damage.  Ex - Heritage's "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5350, plated, unsold

VG-10.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5017, "B-2, C-2, R-3", illustrated, sold for $2,760.00  From the Alfred S. Lippman Collection.  Ex: Mail Bid Sale (Coin Galleries, 11/1987), lot 2126."

Good-6.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2332, sold for $862.50

Good-4 Obverse Scratch.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6620, "B-2", illustrated, sold for $1,006.25

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"American Half Cents - The 'Little Half Sisters' (Second Edition)" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club

Obverse of 1793 Half Cent - Cohen 2     Reverse of 1793 Half Cent - Cohen 2

1793 Half Cent - Cohen 2 on an unusually broad planchet
Images courtesy of Superior Stamp and Coin
From Superior Stamp and Coin's 2000 ANA Midwinter Sale