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1805 HALF CENT - COHEN 2

PCGS No: 1805

Rarity: Very Rare

Variety Equivalents: Breen 2

Variety name(s): "Small 5, Stems"

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used later on 1805 Cohen 3.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on 1803 Cohen 4.

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Images courtesy of Gene Braig

Recent appearances:
(illustrated above).  Ex - Stack's "Romano" sale, June 1987, Lot 127 - Rick Leonard - Don Valenziano, Jr., September 1991 - Gene Braig

Fine-12, Corroded.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6624, "B-2, Small 5, Stems", illustrated, sold for $2875.00

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

"The Half Cent Die State Book 1793-1857" by Ronald P. Manley

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club