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Obverse of 1804 Half Cent - Cohen 7     Reverse of 1804 Half Cent - Cohen 7


1804 HALF CENT - COHEN 7

Rarity: Very Scarce

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant appearances:
"VF-25".  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 194, sold for $13,800.00 Ex Ricky Gross (from "The Baltimore Collection" sold intact to Dr. Wallace Lee 2/14/83)-Dr. Wallace Lee.

Recent appearances:
F-12 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 64, where it was described as follows: "1804 C-7 R4+ F12 Spiked Chin Slightly sharper with some light hairline scratches on the portrait, a nick in the field under the chin, and a small spot of verdigris near the dentils left of the hair ribbon. Choice glossy chocolate brown. MDS, Manley state 3.0, one of only a dozen known. Decent eye appeal in spite of the marks."

VG-7 (illustrated below).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 65, where it was described as follows: "1804 C-7 R4+ VG7 Spiked Chin Sharpness F12 but lightly corroded, strongest on the obverse. The only marks are a couple tiny rim bumps on both sides, none notable. Very dark olive brown and steel with chocolate brown highpoints on the obverse. The date and legends are bold. Manley state 5.0 with a strong cud break at OF-A that does not touch the O, a die state listed as Very Rare."

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

Obverse of 1804 Half Cent - Cohen 7     Reverse of 1804 Half Cent - Cohen 7

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries