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1806 HALF CENT - COHEN 1

PCGS Nos: 1093, 1094, 1095

Rarity:
 Very Common

Variety Equivalents: Cohen 1, Breen 

Notes: Small 6, No Stems on Wreath

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 5630, "B-3, Small 6, No Stems"

MS-63.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 38, "Breen-3, Small 6, Stemless" at $603.75

AU-58 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 81, where it was described as follows: "1806 C-1 R1 AU58 Small 6 without Stems Glossy chocolate brown with lots of frosty golden tan faded down from mint color in protected areas. Just a touch of very light friction on the highest points away from mint state. The only mark is a faint, short hairline scratch in the field behind the head. EDS with a perfect reverse orientation (head-to-foot)."

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Heritage 1995 ANA Auction, Lot 5565, sold for $600.00 - Jim McGuigan - Dr. Wallace Lee - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 234, sold for $2,990.00 - New Jersey collector

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 193, "Del Bland graded VF-35, Small 6, stemless", illustrated, sold for $414.00

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2379, "B-3, small6, stemless" sold for $575.00

Del Bland graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 194, "Small 6, stemless", illustrated, sold for $690.00

Del Bland Fine-15.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 109, "B-3" illustrated, sold for $126.00

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