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 1833 Half Cent - Cohen 1 Obverse       1833 Half Cent - Cohen 1 Reverse


1833 HALF CENT - COHEN 1

Variety Nickname: None

Rarity: Very Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1

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

This was the only use of the reverse die.

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Significant examples:
PCGS Proof-64.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5847, illustrated, sold for $4,945.00

Proof-64, near Gem.  Ex - Stack's "R.L. Miles Collection", April 10, 1969, Lot 44 - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 55, illustrated, sold for $3,220.00

NGC MS-67 Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 15, "...MS-63...", illustrated, sold for $4,370.00

Recent appearances:
Proof 63.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 41, "Superb red-purple iridescence overlies nearly flawless mirror fields and needle-sharp devices", illustrated, sold for $4,140.00

MS-64/65. Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 42, "An exacting strike is amplified by the wealth of mint red that saturates both sides of this stunning virtual gem", illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

MS-64/65.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 43, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

PCGS MS-64 Red & Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1081, illustrated, "...EAC graded MS63.", sold for $632.50

SEGS MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1082, illustrated, "...EAC graded MS62.", not sold

NGC MS-64, Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6556, not illustrated, sold for $471.50

MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 16, not illustrated, sold for $431.25

PCGS MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 221, "Del Bland graded AU-50", illustrated, sold for $517.00  Ex James Macallister 6/7/44 at $1.50

MS-63 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5031, not illustrated, sold for $391.00

NGC MS-63 Brown.  Ex - Christopher Young collection - Heritage Numismatic Auction's "Central States Signature Sale", April 5-6, 2001, Lot 5637

MS-63.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 44, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

MS-63.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot  45, not illustrated, sold for $460.00   

ANACS MS-61 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 121, illustrated, sold for $173.00

Del Bland graded EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 122, illustrated, sold for $115.00

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