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1793 1/2C Cohen 4 MS62BN NGC

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Grade: MS62BN
Quantity: 1
PCGS Coin #: 35012
Last Update: 4/2/2021
Dealer:  (Terms) Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

Auction: 2021 April 22-25 - Central States U.S. Coins Signature Auction #1329 - Session 3 View this auction on the auction site
Auction Date: 4/23/2021 - 4/23/2021
Lot Number: 3593 View this lot on the auction site
1793 Liberty Cap Left, Straight Cap, C-4, B-4, R.3, MS62 Brown NGC. Our EAC grade AU55. 106.4 grains. Breen Die State III. Manley Die State 2.0. This example is one of the last 1793 half cents that Thomas Flude and Daniel Gerard struck in the summer of 1793. Chief Coiner Henry Voigt kept a daybook or ledger that outlined all the operations, and those employed in them, at the Mint. Voigt recorded that Flude and Gerard were "Coining 1/2 Cents" on July 19, 1793; later records show that the pair continued coining half cents later in July. Flude was paid $1.00 per day, and Gerard earned 80 cents per day. Walter Breen writes that the State III coins are thought to be most of those delivered from the Chief Coiner on September 18. However, William Eckberg points to a problem regarding mint records and ultimately to the number of 1793 half cents that were minted. The mintage is traditionally reported as 35,334 coins including 3,400 pieces delivered on September 18, just before the mint closed for yellow fever. However, the Mint treasurer, Tristram Dalton, kept a receipt book showing coins received from Chief Coiner Henry Voigt: 24,934 half cents on July 26 and 12,756 cents on September 18. He made no mention of half cents in the latter entry. A splash of tan appears at the upper right obverse of this lovely chocolate-brown example. The reverse blends chocolate-brown, golden-tan, and faded maroon toning on lustrous, virtually flawless surfaces that exhibit excellent cartwheel luster. Census: 6 in 62, 7 finer (12/20). Ex: Gilbert; Thomas Elder; Alto II Collection (Stack's, 10/1991), lot 502; Jon Hanson; Donald G. Partrick. HID06601242017

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