1809 HALF CENT - COHEN 5
Rarity: Very Common
Variety Equivalents: Breen
According to Ron Manley, the
obverse die of this variety is surrounded by 129 denticles.
According to Ron Manley,
the reverse die of this variety is surrounded by 123 denticles.
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ANACS AU-58 (illustrated above). Ex - Superior Galleries New
York ANA Sale, August 1-3, 2002, Lot 184, illustrated, where it was
described as follows: "1809, 9 over 6. C-5 R1. ANACS graded
About Uncirculated 58. Choice frosty dark chocolate and steel brown
with frosty golden light brown faded down from mint color in protected
areas of the reverse. The only mark is a microscopic hairline at TE in
UNITED. Nicely struck LDS, Manley state 3.0. The overdate is still
visible. A choice example, just the barest hint of friction on the highest
points from mint state. EAC grade consistent with the slab grade."
Del Bland graded AU-55. Ex - Ira &
Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson
Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 202,
"9/6", illustrated, sold for $604.00
ANACS AU-50. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale",
August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6555, "B-5, 1809/6", not illustrated, sold
EF40. Ex - Superior
Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1075,
not illustrated, sold for $138.00
"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