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Obverse of 1803 Half Cent - Cohen 3     Reverse of 1803 Half Cent - Cohen 3


Rarity: Very Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 3, Gilbert 3

This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die was also used on:
1804 Cohen 1 
1804 Cohen 2

Images courtesy of Gene Braig

Recent appearances:
(illustrated above).  Larry Briggs, August 1991 - Gene Braig

"AU-58".  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 152, sold for $5,175.00 Ex Garry Fitzgerald-Dr. Wallace Lee. 

F15+.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1061, not illustrated, sold for $149.50

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

"The Half Cent Die State Book 1793-1857" by Ronald P. Manley

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club