Doug Winter: The 1808/7 Half Cent is one of only two overdates in the Draped Bust series (the other is the 1802/0). This overdated obverse was used with two different reverses, resulting in two die varieties: Cohen 1 and Cohen 2. 1808/7 Cohen 1 is a very rare variety and has been quite elusive, though a few low-grade examples have shown up on Internet auctions. 1808/7 Cohen 2 is scarce but in great demand because of its appearance as a distinct variety in most price guides. High grade examples are very rare; in fact, no Mint State 1808/7 Half Cent is known to exist.
Robert Coulton Davis, 8/25/1888 - Davis Estate - New York Coin & Stamp Co. 1/1890:2670, $4.25 - Charles T. Steigerwalt - Peter Mougey - Thomas L. Elder 9/1910:303, $30.00 - Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $30.00) - B. Max Mehl - Colonel E. H. R. "Ned" Green Collection (appraised by the Estate at $1.50 on 8/9/1937), sold in April 1943 for $25.00 - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman - Eric P. Newman Education Society/Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 08.2.5) - Goldbergs 1/2014:90, $483,000
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