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!
CAC. The first coin struck at the United States Mint along with the 1793 Chain Cent. Coins with nice color & surfaces and perfect planchets are nearly impossible to find. This is just such a coin with strong detail and beautiful smooth light chocolate brown surfaces that are virtually pristine. A classic piece of early American numismatics that will be a cornerstone in the collection of the next owner!
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.
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.
9 Over Inverted 9. C-5. Nearly mint state chocolate brown surfaces and a sharp strike. Just a touch of 'rub' prevents a mint state grade.
9 Over Inverted 9. Sharp detail and nearly mint state with attractive medium brown surfaces.
C-2. Pleasing nearly mint state medium brown surfaces and a sharp strike.
Problem-free with medium brown surfaces.
CAC. 12 Stars. Attractive medium brown surfaces that exhibit nearly full luster and pleasing eye appeal.
13 Stars. Outstanding for the grade with a glossy chocolate brown obverse and a golden-brown reverse. Wonderfully original with rich luster and no significant marks.
12 Stars. Nearly mint state with sharp detail and lustrous chestnut brown surfaces.
Sharply struck and attractive with mostly red surfaces that show no significant marks or spots.
CAC. C-1. A gorgeous Gem with booming mint luster, a sharp strike, and rich red and brown color.
CAC. Small Date, Restrike. A Choice Proof with a lovely medium brown obverse and a red and brown reverse. Very scarce with an estimated 15 known.
First Restrike. Produced by the U.S. Mint for collectors around 1859. No business strikes were made for 1852 and only 4 'Original' proofs are known for that year. This is a beautiful coin with a needle-sharp strike and pleasing proof surfaces with shades of olive, steel-blue and faded mint red. A wonderful collector coin with about 100 known.
CAC. Restrike. A very scarce proof-only date with just 4 originals and about 60 restrikes known. The restrikes were minted in the late 1850's by the U.S. Mint to satisfy collector demand. This is a beautiful example with vibrant mirrored surfaces that show a lovely blend of olive-brown, lavender, and turquoise. Even under magnification; there are no noteworthy marks or spots. Super eye appeal!
CAC. Glossy medium brown surfaces that exhibit a spot-free look and a very sharp strike.
Well struck with lustrous light chocolate brown surfaces and a trace of steel-blue in the protected areas of the design.