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1793 Half Cent - Cohen 4 Obverse   1793 Half Cent - Cohen 4 Reverse


1793 HALF CENT - COHEN 4

Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 4

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

This was the only use of the reverse die.

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.

Recent appearances:
AU-50 (illustrated above).  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s 1999 ANA Signature Sale, August 11-13, 1999, Lot 5084

PCGS VF-30.  Ex - Bowers & Merena "Roy Harte, Part III", January 25, 1983, Lot 665, sold for $4,950.00 - Dr. Wallace Lee - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 63, sold for $9,200.00 - New Jersey collector

"Fine-12".  Stack's 03/2004:2, $6,037.50

"Fine-12".  Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 27, sold for $1,725.00

VG-10.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 3, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00 

Del Bland graded VG-10.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 157, illustrated, sold for $2,415.00

Very Good-8.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 1060, illustrated, not sold

Net VG-8, sharpness of F-12.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2333 sold for $1,380.00

AG-3.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2334, ""B-4"  sold for $529.00

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