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Obverse of 1794 Half Cent - Cohen 1a     Reverse of 1794 Half Cent - Cohen 1a


Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents:
Breen 1a = Breen 1504 = Breen 1505

This was the only use of the obverse die.

This was the only use of the reverse die.

Images courtesy of Bill Eckberg

Subvarieties (2):
Cohen 1a - Large edge letters - Scarce
Cohen 1b - Small edge letters - Very Rare

Recent appearances:
NGC Fine-12.  Heritage Numismatic Auction's "Central States Signature Sale", April 5-6, 2001, Lot 5621

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