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Obverse of 1802 Half Cent - Cohen 2     Reverse of 1802 Half Cent - Cohen 2


1802 HALF CENT

Mintage:
Circulation strikes:
20,266
Proofs: None

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 23.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 84 grains (5.44 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all 1802 Half Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Varieties (2):
Cohen 1 - Reverse of 1800
Cohen 2 - Reverse of 1802

Notes:
The finest "Reverse of 1802" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single EF-40BN.

The finest "Reverse of 1800" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single EF-40BN.

Significant examples:
See individual varieties

Recent appearances:
See individual varieties

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

"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club