1793 1/2C, BN MS (PCGS# 1000)

2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143

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Lot Description
1793 1/2 C VF30 PCGS. CAC. C-4, B-4, Low R.3. Dr. Manley's half cent reference notes that Cohen-4 is "usually available only in low grades." The pleasantly smooth chestnut-brown surfaces distinguish the present example from the typical dark, abraded, corroded, and/or heavily worn representative. Evenly struck with bold legends and crisp eye detail on Liberty. 1793 half cents constitute a single-year type, since the Liberty Cap Bust faces the opposite direction on subsequent dates. The half cent and cent were the only denominations struck at the fledgling Mint in 1793, its first year of circulating coinage production. MRB VF20.
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