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1808 HALF CENT - COHEN 2

PCGS No: 1110

Rarity:
 Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 

Notes:
1808, 8 over 7

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Images courtesy of Superior Stamp and Coin

From Superior Stamp and Coin's "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1541, "1808/7 C-2...ANACS graded Very Fine-20...EAC graded Fine-12", sold for $862.50

Significant examples:
NGC AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 249, "1808/7", sold for $12,650.00 Ex James A. Stack, Sr.-Stack's 11/89:51-Dr. Robert J. Bye- Stack's 5/97:368-Dr. Juan XII Suros, Superior 2/8/99:4-Dr. Wallace Lee. 

Recent appearances:
"VG-10".  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 259, "1808/7", sold for $5,462.50 Ex Ricky Gross (part of "The Baltimore Collection" sold intact to Dr. Lee 2/14/83)- Dr. Wallace Lee. 

Net VG-8, sharpness of F-15.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2383, "B-2, 1808/7 overdate" sold for $437.00

Del Bland graded VG-7.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 197, "8/7", not illustrated, sold for $287.00

VG-7.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1074, illustrated, sold for $322.00

VG-7.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 9, "8/7 Overdate. B-2, C-2.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection.  Purchased from Christopher Young (Chesapeake Bay Rare Coins). Earlier, from the collection of Thomas Katman," sold for $288.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"American Half Cents - The 'Little Half Sisters' (Second Edition)" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.

"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857" by Walter Breen (purchase a copy by clicking on the title)

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club