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1805 HALF CENT - COHEN 4

PCGS No: 1090

Rarity:
 Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 4

Variety names: "Large 5, Stems"

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Images courtesy of Superior Stamp and Coin

Recent appearances:
MS-60 or a bit finer.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 28, "Br. 4, Large 5, Stems", illustrated, sold for $2,415.00

MS-60.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 27, "Br. 4, Large 5, With Stems", illustrated, sold for $690.00

AU-58, Lightly cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5386, not illustrated, sold for $833.75

VF-30.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 79, where it was described as follows: "1805 C-4 R2 VF30 Large 5 with Stems Sharpness near EF40 but there are a pair of light hairline scratches across the head, a few minor nicks elsewhere on the obverse, and a small rim bruise left of the lower curls. Glossy dark chocolate brown. LDS, Manley state 2.0. The crack at the bust tip is strong."

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