1794 1/2C C-9 High Relief Head, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Cap Right Half Cents 1794-1797

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

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PCGS AU55BN

PCGS AU55BN

PCGS AU50BN

PCGS AU50BN

PCGS #:
35063
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Lettered: TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
81,600
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade  
	MS66BN PCGS grade

John Freet - John Foreman, sold privately in 1/1982 - Jim McGuigan Collection

2 MS64BN estimated grade

Richard B. Winsor Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1895:1002 - George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:3604 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2006:11, $80,500 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:2655, $103,500 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2018, $103,500 - Bowers & Merena 8/2010:1001, $103,500

3 MS63BN PCGS grade

F. R. Alvord Collection - S. H. Chapman 6/1924:13 - S. H. Chapman - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:400, $15,400 - Dr. Hesselgesser Collection - Goldbergs 2/2007:141, $60,375

4 MS60BN PCGS grade

Jim McGuigan, 1986 Milwaukee ANA Convention - Roger S. Cohen, Jr. Collection - Superior 2/1992:38 - Stack's/Bowers 7/2013:4015, $11,163 - Heritage 8/2015:3919, $15,275 - Heritage 3/2016:4711, $15,275

5 AU55 PCGS grade
6 AU50 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2016:3945, $9,400

7 XF45+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

8 XF45 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2010:3148, $7,475

9 XF40 PCGS grade PCGS #35063 (MS, Brown)     40 ESM Collection
 
	MS66BN PCGS grade 
#1 MS66BN PCGS grade

John Freet - John Foreman, sold privately in 1/1982 - Jim McGuigan Collection

#2 MS64BN estimated grade

Richard B. Winsor Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1895:1002 - George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:3604 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2006:11, $80,500 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:2655, $103,500 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2018, $103,500 - Bowers & Merena 8/2010:1001, $103,500

#3 MS63BN PCGS grade

F. R. Alvord Collection - S. H. Chapman 6/1924:13 - S. H. Chapman - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:400, $15,400 - Dr. Hesselgesser Collection - Goldbergs 2/2007:141, $60,375

#4 MS60BN PCGS grade

Jim McGuigan, 1986 Milwaukee ANA Convention - Roger S. Cohen, Jr. Collection - Superior 2/1992:38 - Stack's/Bowers 7/2013:4015, $11,163 - Heritage 8/2015:3919, $15,275 - Heritage 3/2016:4711, $15,275

#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#6 AU50 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2016:3945, $9,400

#7 XF45+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#8 XF45 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2010:3148, $7,475

PCGS #35063 (MS, Brown)     40 #9 XF40 PCGS grade
ESM Collection
Ron Guth:

1794 Cohen 9 is one of three die varieties with unusually heavy hair on the obverse. The relief of the hair is medallic and three-dimensional in appearance and is known, simply, as the High Relief Hair subtype. Of the three die varieties, Cohen 9 is the least rare, thus collectors often choose this one for their type sets.

As with most early Half Cents, high-grade Cohen 9's are quite difficult to locate. The finest grade on a 1794 Cohen 9 is MS66BN and the highest (and only) Red-Brown example is the PCGS MS65RB coin from the Missouri Cabinet. That particular coin sold for $402,500 in 2014, so one can only guess what the MS66BN might bring (which is more important -- color or technical grade)?

No full Red examples of this variety are known.