Previous Variety | Next Variety | 1811 Half Cents by Variety | Classic Head Half Cents by Date | Half Cents by Type

Obverse of 1811 Half Cent - Cohen 2     Reverse of 1811 Half Cent - Cohen 2


1811 HALF CENT - COHEN 2

Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 2, Gilbert 1

Notes:
This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die for this variety was also used on:
1811 Cohen 1

See if this coin is available in our inventory


Images courtesy of Gene Braig

Significant examples:
Norweb

Eliasberg

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 285, sold for $6,900.00 Ex Henry C. Miller-Thomas L. Elder 4/1917:1051-S. H. Chapman-unknown- Rodney T. Grove-Robert Nofal and Lewis Kling- Superior 6/81:14-Ron Guth-Florida Coin Exch. 1/84:10-Dr. Wallace Lee. 

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 112, "C-2, B-2", illustrated, sold for $3,335.00

NGC VF-30 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2388, "B-2, C-2, Close Date"  Not sold

VF-25.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2389, "B-2. C-2, Close Date"  sold for $2,185.00

Del Bland graded Fine-12.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 209, "Close date", illustrated, sold for $1,092.00  Ex Ira S. Reed 7/30/45 as "Unc" for $30

Del Bland graded Good-6.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 114, "B-2. C-2", illustrated, sold for $121.00

Good-5.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 113, "C-2", illustrated, sold for $126.00

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)

"The Half Cent Die State Book 1793-1857" by Ronald P. Manley, Ph.D.

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club