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!
A pleasing example of the first regular issue from the U.S. Mint with solid detail for the grade and cleaner surfaces than typically seen.
Plain Edge. C-2. Well detailed with beautiful medium brown surfaces that are pleasing and problem-free.
Reverse of 1802. A Gem for the grade with a rare problem-free light brown planchet. This is an exceptionally pleasing example of this scarce date.
Reverse of 1802. Solid major detail as well as some hair detail and detail in the drapery. HALF CENT on the reverse is often obliterated on this variety, but is mostly readable on this piece. A pleasing example of this rare date with outstanding eye appeal for the grade.
Spiked Chin. One of the most dramatic half cent die varieties. This example has nearly full detail with nice glossy brown surfaces that retain a trace of orange-red luster.
CAC. Crosslet 4, Stems. Beautiful even light brown with a tinge of red. With a solid strike and minimal marks; this is an incredibly nice coin for the grade.
Crosslet 4, Stems. Well struck with gorgeous surfaces that are nearly mark-free and show vibrant soft brown luster and remnants of mint red.
Well struck with nice lustrous surfaces. Although designated 'Brown'; there is considerable faded red blending nicely with soft brown.
CAC. Large 6, Stems. An outstanding early Half Cent with pristine surfaces that blend attractive light brown with an iridescent blue hue on the obverse. The reverse has the same rich brown with a bit more of a reddish hue. Both sides are blanketed with frosty original mint luster.
Large 6. Stems. Shimmering mint luster with a generous amount of original red cascading off this beautiful early copper. The strike is solid and the overall quality is exceptional for the grade. The eye appeal is fantastic!
9 over inverted 9. Sharp detail with glossy chestnut brown surfaces.
Solid detail with pleasing medium brown surfaces.
Cohen-2. The second rarest Classic Head business strike with 1831 being rarer. This example is pleasing and has solid detail for the grade.
CAC. Well struck with beautiful lustrous brown surfaces that show a faint reddish tint. Outstanding eye appeal!
13 Stars. Very well struck with no significant marks and lustrous olive-brown surfaces that show a fair amount of faded mint red. Very strong eye appeal!
13 Stars. Lustrous brown surfaces with a reddish tint and a sharp strike. Outstanding for the grade.
A bold even strike with beautiful glossy chocolate mint luster. The strike is exceptional and the overall eye appeal is outstanding.
Frosty chocolate brown luster and a strong strike. Very nearly mint state.
C-1. Well struck with pleasing chestnut brown surfaces that display frosty mint luster.