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1832 HALF CENT - COHEN 2

Rarity: Very Common

Images courtesy of Bill Eckberg

Recent appearances:
PCGS graded MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ricky Gross (sold as part of the "Baltimore Collection" on February 14, 1983, priced at $1,250.00) - Dr. Wallace Lee - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 306, sold for $3,220.00 - New Jersey collector

ANACS graded MS-62 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 637, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Cohen-2 A few minor specks and well struck for this early die state. Some darker toning on the cheek. One mark on the upper left side of U of UNITED.", sold for $241.00

PCGS graded MS-62 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 638, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Cohen-2 Frosty brown luster on the obverse and a later die state with the crack through the E of STATES. There are a few red and black spots near STATES too.", sold for $299.00

ANACS graded MS-61 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 639, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Cohen-2 Middle die state with the crack through the E of STATES lightly present. Lustrous and pleasing for the grade", sold for $184.00

PCGS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 640, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Cohen-2, Rarity-1 Light brown and lustrous throughout, with a small red spot located at the inner point of the second star. With a breath of friction from mint state. Excellent surfaces.", sold for $241.00

PCGS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 641, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Cohen-2 Early die state and with excellent surfaces for the grade.", sold for $184.00

ANACS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 642, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Cohen-2 Cleaned and nicely retoned with greenish brown hues on both sides. Satiny and well preserved.", sold for $184.00

PCGS graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 643, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Cohen-2, Rarity-1 Lovely chocolate brown in color with excellent surfaces. There are no marks worthy of note.", sold for $149.00

PCGS graded AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 644, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Cohen-2 Cleaned and nicely retoned to a pinkish brown color with darker brown on the devices. Sharply struck, early die state.", sold for $92.00

PCGS graded AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 645, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Cohen-2 Some red and green corrosion spots on both sides, later die state.", sold for $132.00

PCGS graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 646, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Cohen-2 This one is medium brown and nice, later die state with the crack through the E of STATES into the wreath and below.", sold for $57.00

Del Bland graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 220, not illustrated, sold for $103.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"American Half Cents - The 'Little Half Sisters' (Second Edition)" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club