1793 1/2C Cohen 1, BN MS (PCGS# 35003)

2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346

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1793 1/2 C XF40 PCGS. B-1, C-1, High R.3. Manley Die State 2.0. A boldly defined representative that is generally golden-brown in color with a trace of lavender verdigris outlining the legends and devices. Mint-made planchet flaws affect the obverse border near 3 o'clock and the lower right portion of the wreath, and a planchet crack is found at 10 o'clock from the rim to Liberty's nose. 1793 is an important year for Half Cent production, since it marked the first year of the denomination. The portrait faces left, and is a one-year type as such. According to Dr. Manley, Cohen-1 is the first die marriage produced, and it is the only one among the four varieties for the year that has a period after the final A in AMERICA. Cohen-1 is also considered somewhat scarcer than the subsequent three varieties of 1793. From the Eric A. Kreuter Collection.
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