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Obverse of 1794 Half Cent - Cohen 4     Reverse of 1794 Half Cent - Cohen 4


Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1508 (Large Edge Letters) and Breen 1509 (Small Edge Letters) 

This was the only use of the obverse die.

This reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1794 Cohen 3

Images courtesy of Gene Braig

Sub-varieties (2):
Cohen 4a - Small edge lettering - Scarce
Cohen 4b - Large edge lettering - Extremely Rare

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 163, "Del Bland graded VF-25", illustrated, sold for $4,140.00  Ex Jim McGuigan, 1/86

ANACS XF Details, Corroded.  Heritage Numismatic Auction's "Central States Signature Sale", April 5-6, 2001, Lot 5622

ANACS Net VG-8, Corroded.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 100, illustrated, sold for $311.00

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