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Obverse of 1810 Half Cent     Reverse of 1810 Half Cent


1810 HALF CENT -
COHEN 1

Rarity: Common

Notes:
This is the only Half Cent variety for 1810.

This was the only use of the obverse die.

This was the only use of the reverse die.

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Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 277, sold for $5,175.00 Ex Virgil M. Brand 1934-Armin W. Brand-B. G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin)-Charles J. Dupont, Stack's 11/54:1103-Dorothy Nelson-Stack's 3/75:843- RARCOA-Kazuo Koike (Monterey Rare Coins)- Superior 1/89:3058-Tony Terranova-Superior 2/2/92:451-Dr. Wallace Lee. 

NGC AU-55 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 206, illustrated, sold for $661.00,  where it was described (in part) as follows: "1810. Cohen-1, Breen-1, Rarity-2. NGC graded AU-55 Brown. Sharper by five points but on the reverse is a very long, vertical hairline scratch up from the top of E in CENT. Medium dark chocolate brown with some traces of faded mint red through the stars and date. This is a half cent that could be improved by proper brushing."

Del Bland graded EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 207, illustrated, sold for $776.00

Del Bland graded VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 208, not illustrated, sold for $333.00

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 (purchase a copy by clicking on the title)

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club