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1796 1/2 C With Pole VG8 PCGS....

2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128

 
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Auction Ended On: Jul 31, 2009
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Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

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Seldom-Offered 1796 With Pole
Half Cent, C-2, VG8
1796 1/2 C With Pole VG8 PCGS. C-2, B-2, R.4. There are only two varieties, and Cohen-2 is easily identified by the pole on the obverse. The 1796 half cents are well-known as the rarest in the denomination, and when examples cross the auction block they are subject to spirited bidding. According to Mint records, only 1,390 pieces were struck--a diminutive number compared to the six-figure mintage of the previous year.
Deep chocolate-brown patina endows both sides. The surfaces have moderate porosity and scattered marks throughout. There are several areas of notable softness, namely the LI in LIBERTY, the UNI in UNITED, and several letters in HALF CENT. The central motif of Liberty, however, is clearly defined. This variety is seldom seen in any grade, and this piece will surely be treasured by a copper connoisseur. PCGS has certified only 42 With Pole 1796 half cents in all grades (6/09). MRB Good 6.(Registry values: P9) (NGC ID# 2227, PCGS# 1027)

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