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1804 HALF CENT - COHEN 10

Rarity: Very Common

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auction's "Central States Signature Sale", April 5-6, 2001, Lot 5627, "B-9, Crosslet 4, Stems" From the Christopher Young Collection

AU-50 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 68, where it was described as follows: "1804 C-10 R1 AU50 Lustrous dark chocolate brown with bluish steel overtones. There are a few tiny tick marks on the obverse, including a hairline scratch in the field behind the head, but the surfaces are nice and lustrous with excellent eye appeal. The reverse looks mint state. Manley state 2.0."

Del Bland graded EF-40. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 188, "Plain 4, stemless", illustrated, sold for $310.00

Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 185, "Crosslet 4, stems", illustrated, sold for $299.00

Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 186, "Crosslet 4, stems", not illustrated, sold for $230.00

Del Bland graded Fine-12.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 187, "Crosslet 4, stems",  not illustrated, sold for $115.00  Ex James G. Macallister 6/7/44 at $2.50

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

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club