1797 HALF CENT - COHEN 1
PCGS No: 1042
Variety Nickname: "1 over
This was the only use of the obverse die. Initially, the 1 of
the date was punched too high, then punched in the proper position.
The reverse die of this
variety was also used earlier on:
Images courtesy of Bill
PCGS AU-58. Ex -
Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May
25-27, 2003, Lot 120, sold for $9,775.00
NGC AU-58. Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite
Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 125, sold for $9,775.00
(illustrated above). Ex - Superior Stamp &
Coin's "Pre-Long Beach Sale", February 7-8, 2000
NGC EF-40. Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach"
Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 123, sold for $7,475.00 Ex
Thomas L. Elder- Willard
C. Blaisdell 9/15/76-R. E. Naftzger, Jr. 10/8/76-W. K. Raymond-Roger S.
Cohen, Jr., Superior 2/2/92:73-Dr. Wallace Lee.
"F-15". Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach"
Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 124, sold for $9,775.00 Ex F.
C. C. Boyd 1957-New Netherlands Coin Co. (privately)-John J. Ford, Jr.-
Stack's 6/12/96:143-Mickey Arconti (via Jim McGuigan)-Dr. Wallace
Fine-15. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s
"Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot
5383, "1 over 1, B-1", not plated, sold for $575.00
Fine-12. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of
Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2345, sold for $483.00
Del Bland graded VG-8. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins &
Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February
16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 172, illustrated, sold for $632.00
Very Good-7. Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale",
October 1-3, 2000, Lot 1068, illustrated, not sold, where it was described as: "Struck over
Talbot Allum & Lee Cent. Nice glossy medium brown and chocolate with a
small splash of reddish brown toning on the L in LIBERTY and a smaller one
on the head. The misplaced 1 above the normal 1 is clear. Later die state
with heavy swelling severely weakening ERTY, but the cracks at the neck
are not yet fully developed. Traces of the Talbot Allum & Lee cent
undertype are clearly visible under the date and to the left."
"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
Early American Coppers Club