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Obverse of 1804 Half Cent - Cohen 11     Reverse of 1804 Half Cent - Cohen 11


Rarity:  Scarce

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
MS-63 Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5385, "Crosslet 4, no stems, B-11", not plated, sold for $1,437.50

VF-25+ (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 69, where it was described as follows: "1804 C-11 R3+ VF25+ Plain 4 with Stems The obverse is glossy uniform dark chocolate; the reverse a glossy 50-50 mix of chocolate and light brown. Both sides show a few minor contact marks under magnification, none notable. The planchet is very nice, smooth and hard. MDS, Manley state 2.0. An attractive example of this popular "Redbook" variety." - collection of Gregory and Lisa Heim

Del Bland graded Fine-12.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 189, "Plain 4, stems", not illustrated, sold for $161.00

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