Half Cents were issued from 1793 to 1857 and are the lowest denomination coin ever issued by the United States. Liberty Cap, Facing Left Half Cents were made in 1793. Liberty Cap, Facing Right Half Cents was made from 1794 to 1797.
From 1800 to 1808 Draped Bust Half Cents were issued and Classic Head Half Cents were made from 1809 to 1836. Finally Braided Hair Half Cents were introduced in 1840 and made till 1857 when the coinage of Half Cents was permanently discontinued. All Half Cents were minted in Philadelphia and are scarce!
Very nice for the grade with strong detail and pleasing problem-free surfaces. None of the old scratches, pitting, and surface problems, that plague this issue, are present.
Glossy chestnut brown surfaces exhibit strong luster and a smooth clean look. The strike is sharp and even. An impressive early Half Cent with wonderful eye appeal.
Spiked Chin. Attractive chocolate brown surfaces and a sharp strike.
Plain 4, Stemless. Well struck and close to mint state with glossy brown surfaces.
Well struck with nice chocolate brown surfaces.
CAC. Spiked Chin. Splendid tan surfaces with hints of underlying mint red. The strike is very sharp and the look is outstanding!
CAC. Large 6, Stems. Lovely original mint red luster blending with soft brown. The surfaces are particularly choice with no significant marks. Tied for the finest graded regardless of color designation with the only 'Red' MS-64 selling for $46k back in 2014.
Small 6. No Stems. Problem-free medium brown surfaces.
Well detailed with glossy chestnut brown surfaces that retain a considerable amount of faded red.
9 Over Inverted 9. C-5. Nearly mint state chocolate brown surfaces and a sharp strike. Just a little 'rub' prevents a higher grade.
CAC. A very pleasing example of this scarce date with problem-free chestnut brown surfaces and solid detail for the grade. The only VF-25 to garner CAC approval!
Problem-free medium brown surfaces.
CAC. Splendid chestnut brown surfaces exhibit a sharp strike, vibrant luster, and wonderful eye appeal.
CAC. 13 Stars. A beautiful blend of tan and orange-red rests upon surfaces with strong luster and a sharp strike. Quite attractive.
CAC. 13 Stars. A beautiful blend of medium brown and orange-red rests upon surfaces with strong luster and a clean look. The strike is sharp and distinct.
C-1. Spot-free medium brown surfaces and well struck.
C-1. Lustrous chocolate brown surfaces and a sharp strike.
CAC. C-1. A gorgeous Gem with booming mint luster, a sharp strike, and rich red and brown color.
CAC. Lustrous medium brown surfaces with traces of mint red still apparent. The strike is sharp and the look is clean.