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Obverse of 1811 Half Cent - Cohen 1 with 4 star break     Reverse of 1811 Half Cent - Cohen 1 with 4 star break


1811 HALF CENT

PCGS No: 1135

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 63,140
Proofs: None reported or known

Designer: John Reich

Diameter: 23.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 84 grains (5.45 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all 1811 Half Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Gene Braig

Varieties (2):
Cohen 1 - Very Scarce
Cohen 2 - Scarce
Mickley Restrike - Extremely Rare

Notes:
The finest Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-61BN.

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