1795 Half Cent

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  1. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    I thought I might keep on going with taking new pictures. (It seems I am finally doing it right, or at least, better than before).

    1795 Lettered Edge, C-1, R-2. ex Norweb Collection Sale, B&M, 1987.

    1795 half cent ex Nosweb - OBV:REV -  VGP !!!.png
     
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    That's one of the nicest I seen in a long time !! I want it . LOL
     
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  4. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    I have a great interest in the Half Cent series. This one is a real beauty, Eduard.

    Bruce
     
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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    I found one of these Metal detecting and sold it for $60( AG3)Now I regret it . Thanks for showing it .
    Correction : Mine was One cent
     
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  6. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The large cents from this era are not easy to find for most collectors. The half cents are tougher still. Half cents like this were not often seen even back in the mid 1960s when I was a YN. Nice coin!
     
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  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    I know that now.
     
  8. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    I've been interested in half cents for quite a while.
    I've got a full Cohen variety Classic Head set and the Braided Hair business strike set.
    I pick up the less expensive earlier issues when one catches my eye.

    For my Type Set I've got a 1793, a 1795 Lettered Edge and an 1806.
    I need to determine the Cohen variety for each one of these days.
     
  9. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Post your 1793, 1795 and 1806 half cents here. Someone will give you the varieties.
     
  10. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Okay, here ye be.

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  11. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    1793 C-2
    1795 C-2a
    1806 C-1 “Small 6, Stemless”
     
  12. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    I make them as:

    1793: C-2
    1795: C-3
    1806: C-1
     
  13. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I stand corrected. The 1795 is C-2a. I originally missed the "4 berries per stem".
     
  14. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Thanks.
    I'm making note of the varieties.

    The only issue that I got good at identifying varieties is the Classic Head half cents.
    And I'm okay with Capped Bust, Reduced Diameter quarters.
    I try hard with the Capped Bust half dimes but they can be tough without the coin in hand.
     
  15. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    What source do you use to ID the half cents?
    I've got both Manley's book and Breen's.
     
  16. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    I thought I had another.
    Scratched slab on the reverse.

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  17. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    If you will start a new thread, I will walk you through how I attribute half dimes.
     
  18. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    I use:

    The Half Cent, 1793-1857, The Story of America's Greatest Little Coin
    c. 2019
    by William R. Eckberg

    Easy to use and with quite good photographs.
     
  19. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    The 1804 looks like a C-10 to me. "Crosslet 4 with Stems"

    Obverse 4: Closely spaced date with the 4 vertical, slightly high and close to the 0.
    Reverse E: Zeroes do not quite touch and A nearly touches the ribbon. Die defect through R is very heavy.
     
  20. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I knew Roger Cohen personally. We once did an EAC half cent exhibit together. His book is easy to use and unpretentious. The main drawback is that he omitted the super rare, Proof only varieties. You have go to Breen for those.
     
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  21. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    No problem for me.
    I don't collect proofs (except for my birth year set).
     
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