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Rotated dies for Classic Head Type Half Cents 1809-1836

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How common are they? I saw a 1825 HC with about a 45 degree rotation. I also found that there is a Cohen 1 and a Cohen 2 for this date. How do you tell if you have a C-1 or C-2 for a 1825? I'm going to buy Cohen's book on Half Cents. Has anybody else read it?





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Rotated dies among middle date half cents and cents is a very common characteristic. In some issues (e.g. 1807 S-276 cent), it's virtually impossible to find them without rotated dies. It's interesting to find certain varieties with many differeing die rotation conditions.


Cohen's half cent reference is superb and the most useful reference for attribution, although Breen's half cent book is quite good and provides an excellent comparative text.



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