1795 HALF CENT - COHEN 1
Breen 1, Gilbert 1
The obverse die of this variety was also used later on:
1795 Cohen 5
1795 Cohen 6
but only after the pole was ground off the die!
The reverse die of this
variety was also used later on:
1795 Cohen 2
All examples of this variety, with a few rare exceptions, have a
A punch for the letter
"I" was used for the "1" of the date!
Images courtesy of Superior
Cohen 1a - Normal Planchet
(approximately 104 grains)
Cohen 1b - Thin Planchet
(approximately 84 grains)
"MS-60". Ex -
Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May
25-27, 2003, Lot 95, sold for $9,775.00 Ex Celina Coin Co. (Ted &
Carl Brandts) MBS #12, 2/45:53-Corrado Romano-Stack's 6/87:105-Garry
Fitzgerald-Mid American Rare Coin Auctions 1/88:27-Gary Fitzgerald-Pacific
Coast Auction Galleries 6/88:27-1/90:31-Stuart MacDonald, McCawley &
Grellman Auctions 1/11/97:128-Dr. Wallace Lee.
PCGS EF-45. Ex - Superior
Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1050,
illustrated, "...EAC grade VF20.", sold for $2,530.00
"EF-40". Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long
Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 94, sold for
$6,037.50 Ex Dr. Wallace Lee.
VF-25. Ex - Bowers &
Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot
10, illustrated, not sold
above). Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June
5-7, 2000, Lot 48, where it was described as follows: "1795 C-1 R2
F12+ Lettered Edge Nice glossy dark chocolate brown and steel. The
planchet is smooth, the only marks being a pair of very tiny rim nicks at
the top of the reverse. A very attractive example for the grade. Sharply
struck EDS, Manley state 1.0."
Del Bland AG-3. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin &
Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May
28-30, 2001, Lot 102, illustrated, sold for $150.00
"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
"The Half Cent Die
State Book 1793-1857" by Ronald P. Manley
Early American Coppers Club