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1806 HALF CENT - COHEN 4

PCGS No: 1099, 1100, 1101

Rarity:
 Very Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 

Notes:
Large 6, Stems on Wreath

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Images courtesy of Gene Braig

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63 Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 241, sold for $6,037.50 Ex Dr. Wallace Lee. 

PCGS MS-62.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 78, where it was described as follows: "1806 C-4 R1 PCGS MS-62 BR Large 6 with Stems The obverse is frosty light steel brown and tan with steel brown highpoints; the reverse is frosty darker steel brown with lighter steel and tan toning in protected areas. The only mark is a small spot of darker toning near the dentils opposite the chin. Just a bit of very light rub on the highpoints. EDS, Manley state 1.0, with the reverse rotated 60 degrees CW. The repunching on the 6 is clear. EAC graded AU55."

EF45.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1071, illustrated, sold for $517.50

ANACS Net EF-40, AU Details, Tools, Burnished.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7472, "B-4", not illustrated, sold for $184.00

SEGS graded Fine-15.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1072, not illustrated, "...EAC graded VG10.", sold for $46.00

Del Bland graded VG-10.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 195, "Large 6, stems", not illustrated, sold for $52.00

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