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SERIES: Liberty Cap Left Half Cents 1793
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1793 1/2C Cohen 1, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS62BN
PCGS #:
35003
Diameter:
22.00 millimeters
Designer:
Unknown
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Lettered: TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR
Mintage:
35,334
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$379,500 • PCGS MS65 • 1-26-2014 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Frederick Reed "F. R." Alvord Collection - S. H. Chapman 6/1924:8, $68.00 - Henry Chapman, privately - Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $32.50), sold privately in 1935 - B. Max Mehl, who purchased the entire half cent collection of Howard R. Newcomb in 1935, advertised it for sale on page 814 in the November 1935 issue of The Numismatist, and sold the collection intact to E. H. R. Green)-"Colonel" Edward Howland Robinson "E. H. R." Green collection (appraised by Frederick Charles Cogswell "F. C. C." Boyd for the Green Estate at $15.00 on 8/9/1937), sold in 4/1943 for $30.01 - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Coin Co.) - B.G. Johnson, valued by his estate at $125.00 - Charles J. duPont Collection - Stack's “Anderson-DuPont” 11/1954:1029, $675.00 - Harold S. Bareford, 4/1978 - William J. Bareford, sold 6/1984 (via Julius "Jules" Reiver) - R. Tettenhorst - Eric P. Newman Education Society/Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 93.1.3) - Goldbergs 1/2014:1, $379,500

2 MS64BN PCGS grade

Knightsbridge Coins (of London, England), sold privately in 7/1984 - Jim McGuigan Collection

3 MS62BN PCGS grade

Stack’s “Auction ‘85” 8/1985:1503 - R. Tettenhorst Collection, sold privately in 10/1987 - Jim McGuigan Collection

3 MS62BN PCGS grade  

"Old English Collection" - Stack's, sold privately on 1/18/1956 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:1, $13,200 - Stack's 1/1992:282, $13,750 - Stack’s 3/2007:112, $74,750

4 AU58 PCGS grade

Troy Wiseman Collection - Heritage 9/2006:65, $43,125

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Frederick Reed "F. R." Alvord Collection - S. H. Chapman 6/1924:8, $68.00 - Henry Chapman, privately - Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $32.50), sold privately in 1935 - B. Max Mehl, who purchased the entire half cent collection of Howard R. Newcomb in 1935, advertised it for sale on page 814 in the November 1935 issue of The Numismatist, and sold the collection intact to E. H. R. Green)-"Colonel" Edward Howland Robinson "E. H. R." Green collection (appraised by Frederick Charles Cogswell "F. C. C." Boyd for the Green Estate at $15.00 on 8/9/1937), sold in 4/1943 for $30.01 - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Coin Co.) - B.G. Johnson, valued by his estate at $125.00 - Charles J. duPont Collection - Stack's “Anderson-DuPont” 11/1954:1029, $675.00 - Harold S. Bareford, 4/1978 - William J. Bareford, sold 6/1984 (via Julius "Jules" Reiver) - R. Tettenhorst - Eric P. Newman Education Society/Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 93.1.3) - Goldbergs 1/2014:1, $379,500

2 MS64BN PCGS grade

Knightsbridge Coins (of London, England), sold privately in 7/1984 - Jim McGuigan Collection

3 MS62BN PCGS grade

Stack’s “Auction ‘85” 8/1985:1503 - R. Tettenhorst Collection, sold privately in 10/1987 - Jim McGuigan Collection

3 MS62BN PCGS grade  

"Old English Collection" - Stack's, sold privately on 1/18/1956 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:1, $13,200 - Stack's 1/1992:282, $13,750 - Stack’s 3/2007:112, $74,750

4 AU58 PCGS grade

Troy Wiseman Collection - Heritage 9/2006:65, $43,125

5 AU50 PCGS grade
6 XF45 PCGS grade
6 XF45 PCGS grade  

John H. Clapp - Clapp Estate, 1942 - Louis Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 5/21/1996:393, $13,750

Ron Guth: Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on 1793 Cohen 2.

This was the only use of the reverse die.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"American Half Cents - The 'Little Half Sisters' (Second Edition)" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

Related collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club