1797 1/2C Plain Edge, BN MS (PCGS# 1036)

Jules Reiver Volume I

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    19029
  • Grade:
    VF35
  • Price:
    $2,185.00
Lot Description
1797 1/2 C Plain Edge. C-2, B-2, High R.2. Die State 1. Planchet clip at 4 o'clock. VF35 NGC. VG10 EAC. Normal Date; Leaf pair below ME. 88.2 grains. The usual die state with the reverse crack from the border below the 2 to the border over I. Despite reports to the contrary in Breen's Half Cent Encyclopedia, it is almost certain that all examples of the Cohen-2 variety were struck after Cohen-1, and that there are no examples known in die states earlier than Breen Die State IV. This is a lovely olive and darker brown example with slight verdigris at the lower obverse. Otherwise, the color and surfaces are quite pleasing. Breen Die State IV. Ex: Jim McGuigan (2/28/1976); Bob Yuell (2/20/1999). Envelope Included.
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