1793 1/2C Cohen 1, BN MS65BN

CERTIFICATION#: 27392064
PCGS#: 35003

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on 1793 Cohen 2.

This was the only use of the reverse die.

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

Related collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club

Diameter: 22.00 millimeters Designer: Unknown Edge: Lettered: TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR
Mintage: 35,334 Weight: 6.74 grams Metal Content: Copper

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Frederick Reed "F. R." Alvord Collection - S. H. Chapman 6/1924:8, $68.00 - Henry Chapman, privately - Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $32.50), sold privately in 1935 - B. Max Mehl, who purchased the entire half cent collection of Howard R. Newcomb in 1935, advertised it for sale on page 814 in the November 1935 issue of The Numismatist, and sold the collection intact to E. H. R. Green)-"Colonel" Edward Howland Robinson "E. H. R." Green collection (appraised by Frederick Charles Cogswell "F. C. C." Boyd for the Green Estate at $15.00 on 8/9/1937), sold in 4/1943 for $30.01 - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Coin Co.) - B.G. Johnson, valued by his estate at $125.00 - Charles J. duPont Collection - Stack's “Anderson-DuPont” 11/1954:1029, $675.00 - Harold S. Bareford, 4/1978 - William J. Bareford, sold 6/1984 (via Julius "Jules" Reiver) - R. Tettenhorst - Eric P. Newman Education Society/Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 93.1.3) - Goldbergs 1/2014:1, $379,500

2 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU50 PCGS grade
4 XF45 PCGS grade
5 XF45 PCGS grade  

John H. Clapp - Clapp Estate, 1942 - Louis Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 5/21/1996:393, $13,750