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1808 HALF CENT - COHEN 3

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 

Notes:
Normal Date

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp and Coin

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-60 Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 261, sold for $17,250.00 Ex Dr. Wallace Lee. 

Recent appearances:
EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2384, sold for $862.50

"EF-40" (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Stamp and Coin's "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1542, "Removed from an NGC slab graded AU50 Brown", illustrated, sold for $546.25

Del Bland graded VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 198, "Normal date", illustrated, sold for $552.00

Del Bland graded VF-20.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 199, "Normal date", not illustrated, sold for $264.00

Del Bland graded VF-20.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 200, "Normal date", not illustrated, sold for $253.00

VF-20.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 29, not illustrated, sold for $184.00

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

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club