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    1808 Half Cent, MS64+ Brown
    Tied for Finest Certified C-3

    1808 1/2 C C-3, B-3, R.1, MS64+ Brown PCGS. CAC. Manley Die State 2.0 with vertical streaks of die rust on the right obverse field. Cohen-3, the final Draped Bust half cent die variety, is interesting for its curiously shaped second 8 in the date. It was formed from stacked punches of the 0 in the fraction denominator. It is a Guide Book variety, since C-1 and C-2 are overdates. The present near-Gem is the single-finest certified Cohen-3 half cent. The finest two coins at NGC grade MS63. At PCGS, there is one other piece graded MS64+, from the Missouri Cabinet with none finer. It is a splendid type coin with virtually unmarked and carbon-free surfaces. Hints of golden-brown toning cling to the wreath, though most of the displays deep sea-green, powder-blue, and brick-red shades. Our EAC grade MS62. Population: 3 in 64 (2 in 64+) Brown, 0 finer. CAC: 3 in 64, 0 finer (7/21).
    Ex: Philadelphia ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2018), lot 5024.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26Y2, Variety PCGS# 35206, Base PCGS# 1107)

    Weight: 5.44 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper

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    August, 2021
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