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Obverse of 1794 Half Cent - Cohen 5a     Reverse of 1794 Half Cent - Cohen 5a


1794 HALF CENT - COHEN 5

Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1a, Breen 1508, and Breen 1509

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1794 Cohen 3 
1794 Cohen 6

This reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1794 Cohen 8

Images courtesy of Gene Braig

Subvarieties (2):
Cohen 5a - Small edge letters - Very Scarce
Cohen 5b - Large edge letters - Extremely Rare

Recent appearances:
"Fine-12".  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "The ANA 2000 National Money Show Auction", March 2-3, 2000, Lot 59

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