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Obverse of 1804 Half Cent - Cohen 5     Reverse of 1804 Half Cent - Cohen 5


1804 HALF CENT - COHEN 5

Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 4, Breen 4a

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used earlier on
1804 Cohen 1

1804 Cohen 3
(now delisted) was an early state of this variety, before the "Spiked Chin" defects appeared.

The reverse die of this variety was also used earlier on:
1804 Cohen 4

Images courtesy of Gene Braig

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-60 (illustrated above).  Believed to be the finest example known of this variety. 

Recent appearances:
SEGS EF-45.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1062, not illustrated, "...EAC graded VF20.", sold for $287.50

SEGS EF-45.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1063, not illustrated, "...EAC graded F15...", sold for $86.25

Net VF-20.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2362, sold for $161.00

Fine-12.  Ex - Coin Galleries' "Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and U.S.", April 18, 2001, Lot 1507

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