1794 1/2C C-9 High Relief Head, BN MS66BN Certification #30451173, PCGS #35063
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.