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1809 HALF CENT - COHEN 6

Rarity: Very Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 6

Notes:
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 126 denticles.

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
AU-55 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 87, where it was described as follows: "1809 C-6 R1 AU55 Glossy olive brown with some frosty light brown in protected areas of the obverse. The only mark is a very tiny rim nick above the head. M-LDS, Manley state 5.0, with the reverse rotated 150 degrees CCW."

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1326, "B-6, C-6", not illustrated, sold for $287.50

Del Bland graded AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 203, "Normal date", illustrated, sold for $414.00

Del Bland graded EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 205, "Normal date", not illustrated, sold for $368.00

ANACS Net EF-40, sharpness of AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 204, "Normal date, Double struck", illustrated, sold for $322.00

F-12.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1076, illustrated, sold for $218.50

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