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
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
Knightsbridge Coins (of London, England), sold privately in 7/1984 - Jim McGuigan Collection
Stack’s “Auction ‘85” 8/1985:1503 - R. Tettenhorst Collection, sold privately in 10/1987 - Jim McGuigan Collection
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