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Green Tree Collection of US Half Cents

29 Jan 2018  Mon

Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers are going to offer the Green Tree Collection of United States Half Cents from 18th to 21st February during the Pre-Long Beach Auction in Los Angeles.

Major highlights include three 1793 Liberty Cap, Left half cents belonging to three of the four different Cohen varieties listed by experts this year. The 1793 half cents had a mintage limit of 35,334 pieces. This coin is in demand among both Half Cent connoisseurs and type set collectors.

One of the three coins offered comes under the Cohen 1 die marriage category. It is graded AU 50 by PCGS. The coin features glossy medium brown and light chocolate with slightly darker steel brown toning. It also has small rim nicks. It was sold in October 2012 by Heritage auction along with a CAC sticker for $41,125. Since it was the first half cent struck at the Philadelphia Mint, it is considered as the most important type among all 1793 half cents.

The Cohen 2 1793 Liberty Cap Half Vent from the Green Tree Collection is graded PCGS Extremely Fine 40. The coin features glossy medium brown and chocolate with darker steel brown toning. It also has two inherent planchet lamination streaks on the cap and in the field below. It was sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in March 2015 at Baltimore auction for $16,450.

The Cohen 3 1793 Half Cent from the Green Tree Collection is graded PCGS AU-55. The coin features frosty medium olive-brown and steel with lighter steel brown and tan toning. Experts believe that the coin has not been tampered with before to improve its condition.