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Obverse of 1808 Half Cent - Cohen 3     Reverse of 1808 Half Cent - Cohen 3


1808 HALF CENT

PCGS No: 1107, 1108, 1110, 1111

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:
400,000
Proofs: None

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 23.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 84 grains (5.44 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all 1808 Half Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp and Coin

Varieties (3):
1808/7
   Cohen 1 - Extremely Rare
   Cohen 2 - Scarce
1808 - Normal Date
   Cohen 3 - Common

Notes:
The finest Brown 1808 Half Cents graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64 Browns.

The finest Brown 1808/7 Half Cents graded by PCGS are 2 AU-55 Browns.

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, April 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club