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1825 HALF CENT - COHEN 2

Rarity: Very Common

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
AU-58 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 89, where it was described as follows: "1825 C-2 R1 AU58 Lustrous bluish steel brown and chocolate with a few faint peeps of faded mint red on the reverse. The only mark is a small carbon spot over the E in CENT. Just the barest trace of faint friction on the highest points away from mint state, and the luster is consistent with an uncirculated coin. EDS, Manley state 1.0."

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 210, not illustrated, sold for $264.00

AU-55.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 90

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 211, not illustrated, sold for $310.00

Del Bland graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 212, not illustrated, sold for $195.00

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