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Obverse of 1795 Half Cent - Cohen 5     Reverse of 1795 Half Cent - Cohen 5


Rarity: see subvarieties

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1515 = Breen 1516 = Breen 1517

On this obverse, the 1 of the date was made using an "I" punch.

The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1795 Cohen 6

The reverse die of this variety was also used earlier on:
1795 Cohen 4

1795 Half Cent - Cohen 5a
Images courtesy of Superior Stamp and Coin

Subvarieties (2):
Cohen 5a - Normal weight (84 grains)
Cohen 5b - Heavy weight (struck over cut-down Large Cents

Recent appearances:
NGC graded VF-20 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "The ANA 2000 National Money Show Auction", March 2-3, 2000, Lot 60, "EAC graded F-15"

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