1809 HALF CENT - COHEN 3
Rarity: Very Common
Variety Equivalents: Breen
According to Ron Manley, the
obverse die of this variety is surrounded by 134 denticles.
According to Ron Manley,
the reverse die of this variety is surrounded by 145 denticles.
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NGC MS-66 Brown (illustrated above). Ex - Superior Galleries New
York ANA Sale, August 1-3, 2002, Lot 183, illustrated, where it was
described as follows: "1809. C-3 R1. NGC graded Mint State 66
Brown. Frosty medium brown and chocolate with delicate hints of bluish
steel overtone and lustrous golden tan faded down from mint color in a few
protected areas. No spots. The only defects are a few light contact marks
at the R in LIBERTY plus a few microscopic hairlines on the cheek and
neck. Nicely struck MDS, Manley state 1.0. The reverse is rotated 30
degrees CCW. EAC grade net MS60+."
Del Bland graded MS-60. Ex - Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson
Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 201, "Normal
date", illustrated, sold for $776.00
EF-45. Ex - Ira & Larry
Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust
Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 110, "Normal Date",
illustrated, sold for $195.00
"American Half Cents - The 'Little Half Sisters' (Second
Edition)" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.
Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857"
by Walter Breen (purchase a copy by clicking on the title)
EAC Region 8 Newsletter
#244, April 22, 2001
Early American Coppers Club