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Obverse of 1803 Half Cent - Cohen 4    Reverse of 1803 Half Cent - Cohen 4


1803 HALF CENT - COHEN 4

Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 4

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used earlier on:
1803 Cohen 1 and
1803 Cohen 2

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1805 Cohen 2

Images courtesy of Gene Braig

Recent appearances:
(illustrated above).  Ex - Jack Borckardt (Fort Findlay Coin), November 1988 - Gino Sanfilippo, April 1994 - Eddie Kucia, August 1996 - Gene Braig

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 153, sold for $9,775.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Dr. Wallace Lee - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 154, sold for $6,325.00 - New Jersey collector

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