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Obverse of 1804 Half Cent - Cohen 1     Reverse of 1804 Half Cent - Cohen 1


Rarity: Scarce

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
VF-20 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 61, where it was described as follows: "1804 C-1 R3 VF20 Sharpness VF30 with a few small rim bumps on both sides and a couple minor nicks in the right obverse field. Nice glossy steel brown and chocolate with frosty golden tan faded down from mint color in some protected areas. LDS, Manley state 2.0."

Del Bland graded Fine-12.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 180, not illustrated, sold for $207.00

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