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Obverse of 1809 Half Cent - Cohen 4     Reverse of 1809 Half Cent - Cohen 4


Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 

According to Ron Manley, the obverse die of this variety is surrounded by 131 denticles.

No count has yet been made of the denticles on the reverse of this variety.

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Images courtesy of Bill Eckberg

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)

EAC Region 8 Newsletter #244, April 22, 2001

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club