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Greysheet & CPG® PRICE GUIDE

How much are my Half Cents (Cohen Varieties) worth?

About Half Cents (Cohen Varieties)

Important Note Regarding Pricing of Half Cents by Cohen Variety:

Roger S. Cohen's seminal work titled "American Half Cents," first published 1971, is the definitive reference for serious collectors of this coinage. Until now, pricing has never been effectively published for this specialized area. CDN Publishing is proud to work with noted expert, Christopher McCawley, a dealer and auctioneer of these items with many decades of experience.

In working with McCawley, we determined that it is not practical to match up "type" coins from the half cent series by the stringent standards placed by specialists (i.e. EAC members) with the market-based pricing we use for half cents in our other pricing grids. Therefore, we caution users of this price guide to compare values published in both places to best determine market values for these early coppers.

Keep in mind that all early American copper issues (colonials, half cents and large cents) are an especially challenging area to determine and fix accurate market values. The issues listed in CDN publications represent the wholesale prices of coins that are problem free and strictly graded, especially as they compare to other examples of the same issue. Any number of factors can influence (decrease or increase) the value of early large cents, including mint-made problems (planchet flaws, poor strikes, etc.) and post-mint problems (corrosion, improper cleaning, environmental damage, and more). The prices listed here are intended to serve as a guideline and starting point for discussion and negotiations of valuation, but the CDN editors strongly encourage buyers to seek expert advice in this field before purchasing coins of high value.

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1793 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $2,750 - $443,500
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1793 C-2 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $2,750 - $403,200
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1793 C-3 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $2,500 - $1,200,000
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1793 C-4 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $2,750 - $443,500
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1794 C-1a 1/2c MS BN Large Edge Letters

Worth: $390 - $187,200
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1794 C-1b 1/2c MS BN Small Edge Letters

Worth: $1,880 - $30,000
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1794 C-2a 1/2c MS BN Small Edge Letters

Worth: $390 - $187,200
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1794 C-2b 1/2c MS BN Large Edge Letters

Worth: $5,000 - $60,000
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1794 C-3a 1/2c MS BN Small Edge Letters

Worth: $1,250 - $48,000
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1794 C-3b 1/2c MS BN Large Edge Letters

Worth: $24,000 - $60,000
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1794 C-4a 1/2c MS BN Small Edge Letters

Worth: $423 - $403,200
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1794 C-4b 1/2c MS BN Large Edge Letters

Worth: $12,000 - $48,000
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1794 C-5a 1/2c MS BN Small Edge Letters

Worth: $1,250 - $50,400
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1794 C-5b 1/2c MS BN Large Edge Letters

Worth: $60,000 - $180,000
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1794 C-6a 1/2c MS BN Small Edge Letters

Worth: $1,880 - $60,000
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1794 C-6b 1/2c MS BN Large Edge Letters

Worth: $60,000 - $120,000
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1794 C-7 1/2c MS BN High Relief Head

Worth: $1,880 - $51,600
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1794 C-8 1/2c MS BN High Relief Head

Worth: $1,880 - $38,400
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1794 C-9a 1/2c MS BN High Relief Head

Worth: $390 - $403,200
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1794 C-9b 1/2c MS BN High Relief Head, Thin Planchet

Worth: $1,880 - $3,750
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1795 C-1a 1/2c MS BN Lettered Edge

Worth: $390 - $460,800
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1795 C-1b 1/2c MS BN Lettered Edge, Thin Planchet

Worth: $2,500 - $6,250
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1795 C-2a 1/2c MS BN Lettered Edge, Punctuated Date

Worth: $455 - $208,800
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1795 C-2b 1/2c MS BN Plain Edge, Punctuated Date

Worth: $5,000 - $72,000
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1795 C-3 1/2c MS BN Plain Edge, Punctuated Date

Worth: $2,500 - $30,000
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1795 C-4a 1/2c MS BN Plain Edge, Punctuated Date

Worth: $403 - $120,000
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1795 C-4b 1/2c MS BN Plain Edge, Punctuated Date, Thick Planchet

Worth: $120,000 - $120,000
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1795 C-5a 1/2c MS BN Plain Edge, No Pole

Worth: $338 - $115,200
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1795 C-5b 1/2c MS BN Plain Edge, No Pole

Worth: $780 - $36,000
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1795 C-6a 1/2c MS BN Plain Edge, No Pole

Worth: $338 - $115,200
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1795 C-6b 1/2c MS BN Plain Edge, No Pole

Worth: $1,880 - $42,000
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1795 C-6c 1/2c MS BN Plain Edge, No PoLettered Edge, Thin Planchet

 
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1796 C-1 1/2c MS BN No Pole

Worth: $26,400 - $806,400
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1796 C-2 1/2c MS BN With Pole

Worth: $14,400 - $432,000
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1796 C-2b 1/2c MS BN With PoLettered Edge, Thick Planchet

Worth: $42,000 - $42,000
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1796 K-1 1/2c MS BN Edwards Copy

Worth: $10,000 - $21,000
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1797 C-1 1/2c MS BN 1 Above 1

Worth: $338 - $237,600
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1797 C-2 1/2c MS BN Plain Edge, Centered Head

Worth: $390 - $396,000
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1797 C-3a 1/2c MS BN Plain Edge, Low Head

Worth: $1,020 - $72,000
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1797 C-3b 1/2c MS BN Lettered Edge, Low Head

Worth: $1,500 - $72,000
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1797 C-3c 1/2c MS BN Gripped Edge

Worth: $78,000 - $187,200
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1800 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $88.00 - $26,600
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1802/0 C-1 1/2c MS BN Reverse of 1800

Worth: $13,200 - $172,800
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1802/0 C-2 1/2c MS BN Reverse of 1802

Worth: $780 - $42,000
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1803 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $81.00 - $21,600
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1803 C-2 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $325 - $72,000
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1803 C-3 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $81.00 - $21,600
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1803 C-4 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $81.00 - $11,300
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1804 C-1 1/2c MS BN Crosslet 4, Stems

Worth: $108.00 - $9,380
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1804 C-2 1/2c MS BN Crosslet 4, Stems

Worth: $14,400 - $120,000
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1804 C-3 1/2c MS BN Crosslet 4, Stems

Worth: $2,500 - $12,000
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1804 C-4 1/2c MS BN Crosslet 4, Stems

Worth: $1,250 - $60,000
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1804 C-5 1/2c MS BN Spiked Chin

Worth: $59.00 - $15,600
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1804 C-6 1/2c MS BN Spiked Chin

Worth: $59.00 - $2,500
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1804 C-7 1/2c MS BN Spiked Chin

Worth: $390 - $21,600
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1804 C-8 1/2c MS BN Spiked Chin

Worth: $54.00 - $34,600
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1804 C-9 1/2c MS BN Crosslet 4, Stems

Worth: $54.00 - $21,600
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1804 C-10 1/2c MS BN Crosslet 4, Stems

Worth: $54.00 - $21,600
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1804 C-11 1/2c MS BN Plain 4, Stems

Worth: $122.00 - $15,800
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1804 C-12 1/2c MS BN Crosslet 4, No Stems

Worth: $81.00 - $30,000
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1804 C-13 1/2c MS BN Plain 4, No Stems

Worth: $54.00 - $16,800
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1805 C-1 1/2c MS BN No Stems

Worth: $88.00 - $25,900
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1805 C-2 1/2c MS BN Small 5, Stems

Worth: $5,000 - $72,000
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1805 C-3 1/2c MS BN Small 5, Stems

Worth: $650 - $72,000
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1805 C-4 1/2c MS BN Large 5, Stems

Worth: $54.00 - $31,700
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1806 C-1 1/2c MS BN Small 6, No Stems

Worth: $54.00 - $14,400
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1806 C-2 1/2c MS BN Small 6, Stems

Worth: $122.00 - $43,200
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1806 C-3 1/2c MS BN Small 6, Stems

Worth: $13,200 - $17,300
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1806 C-4 1/2c MS BN Large 6, Stems

Worth: $54.00 - $14,400
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1807 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $54.00 - $28,800
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1808/7 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $36,000 - $216,000
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1808/7 C-2 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $135.00 - $57,600
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1808 C-3 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $88.00 - $26,400
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1809 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $1,250 - $93,600
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1809 C-2 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $81.00 - $13,200
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1809 C-3 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $51.00 - $25,200
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1809 C-4 1/2c MS BN Circle in 0

Worth: $51.00 - $86,400
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1809/6 C-5 1/2c MS BN 9 over inverted 9

Worth: $51.00 - $14,400
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1809 C-6 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $51.00 - $25,200
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1810 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $51.00 - $15,600
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1811 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $234.00 - $288,000
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1811 C-2 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $234.00 - $288,000
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1825 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $62.00 - $21,600
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1825 C-2 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $51.00 - $12,400
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1826 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $51.00 - $9,750
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1826 C-2 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $51.00 - $9,750
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1828 C-1 1/2c MS BN 13 Stars

Worth: $51.00 - $2,030
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1828 C-2 1/2c MS BN 12 Stars

Worth: $51.00 - $20,200
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1828 C-3 1/2c MS BN 13 Stars

Worth: $51.00 - $2,030
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1829 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $51.00 - $14,400
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1831 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $4,690 - $86,400
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1832 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $56.00 - $12,400
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1832 C-2 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $51.00 - $11,300
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1832 C-3 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $51.00 - $11,300
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1833 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $51.00 - $8,130
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1834 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $51.00 - $3,130
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1835 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $51.00 - $3,130
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1835 C-2 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $51.00 - $3,130
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1849 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $47.25 - $8,400
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1850 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $68.00 - $11,300
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1851 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $47.25 - $1,430
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1853 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $47.25 - $7,500
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1854 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $47.25 - $7,500
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1855 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $47.25 - $7,500
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1856 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $47.25 - $1,500
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1857 C-1 1/2c MS BN

Worth: $47.25 - $1,880
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