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PCGS No: 1087

 Very Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 

Variety names: "Small 5, Stems"

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Recent appearances:
VF-20 overall (illustrated above).  Superior Stamp and Coin's "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1536, "1805 C-3...VF20...Sharpness EF40 or nearly so but cleaned, possibly very lightly whizzed in the process", sold for $6,612.50

PCGS F-15.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 93, "Small 5, Stems, C-3, B-3, Rarity-4+", illustrated, sold for $2,990.00

VG-8 (illustrated below).  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "The ANA 2000 National Money Show Auction", March 2-3, 2000, Lot 62, "Manley state 2.0"

Del Bland graded Good-6.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 192, "Small 5, stems", illustrated, sold for $529.00

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

Obverse of 1805 Half Cent - Cohen 3     Reverse of 1805 Half Cent - Cohen 3

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