1793 1/2C Cohen 4, BN MS66BN

CERTIFICATION#: 27392069
PCGS#: 35012

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 4

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on 1793 Cohen 3.

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 MS66BN PCGS grade

George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:3598, $35 - Clarence S. Bement Collection - Henry Chapman 5/1916:413, $35  -S. H. Chapman - Dr. Christian A. Allenburger Collection - B. Max Mehl 3/1948:311 - Philip M. Showers Collection - Stack's, sold privately, 1969 - Willis Harrington duPont Collection - Fred S. "Freddy" Werner, 2/1976 - Superior 2/1976 - Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.), sold privately 4/1976 - R. Tettenhorst - Eric P. Newman Education Society/Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 93.4.1) - Goldbergs 1/2014:6, $920,000

2 MS65BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2004:5057, not sold - Heritage 1/2005:30088, $120,750 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2016, $109,250

4 MS63BN PCGS grade  

Superior “Bernard Turkus” 6/1981:1 - Reed Hawn Collection - Stack’s 10/1993:1 - Anthony Terranova, sold privately 11/1993 - Haig A. Koshkarian Collection - American Numismatic Rarities "Classics Sale" 3/2004:1, $50,600

5 AU58 PCGS grade  

High Desert Collection - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13104, $55,813