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Obverse of 1800 Half Cent - Cohen 1     Reverse of 1800 Half Cent - Cohen 1


1800 HALF CENT - COHEN 1

Rarity: Very Common

PCGS Nos: 1051, 1052, 1053

Variety Equivalents:
Breen 1a, Breen 1b, Gilbert 1

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

The reverse die of this variety was also used later on:
1802 Cohen 1

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Significant examples:
NGC MS-65 Brown.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 92, "Cohen-1, B-1, Rarity-2", illustrated, sold for $8,337.50

NGC MS-64 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2349, "B-1" sold for $10,925.00

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64 Brown.  Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 6, "B-1b, C-1", illustrated, not sold  From the ANA Sale of the Millennium, August 2000, Lot 195

NGC MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 12, "B-1b, C-1", illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Superior "John R. Fraser" collection", February 1, 1982, Lot 233, sold for $2,125.00 - Dr. Wallace Lee - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 134, sold for $7,762.50 - New Jersey collector

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 174, "Del Bland graded MS-61", illustrated, sold for $1,782.00  Ex Rodney T. Grove; Robert Nofal and Lewis King; Superior Galleries 6/81:5; Superior Stamp & Coin CO. F.L.P. 3 & 4/82:3; Pullen & Hanks F.P.L. 7/82:1

NGC MS-63 Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7469, "B-1b, C-1",  illustrated, sold for $2,070.00

PCGS MS-62 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2350, "B-1" sold for $3,910.00

ANACS AU-58.  Heritage Numismatic Auction's "Central States Signature Sale", April 5-6, 2001, Lot 5623

Del Bland graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 175, illustrated, sold for $1,552.00  Ex Dr. Jesse D. Rising; Stack's 5/91:540; unknown; 1991 ANA (Bowers and Merena);105

AU-53 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1393, "Cohen-1"

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2351, "B-1, C-1" sold for $575.00

Del Bland AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 105, "C-1", illustrated, sold for $1,438.00

Del Bland graded AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 176, illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

EF-40.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 31, "Breen-1B" at $86.25

Good-5.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2354, "B-1, C-1" sold for $391.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"American Half Cents - The Little Half Sisters" 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