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.
1 above 1. Solid detail with nice chestnut brown surfaces.
Plain Edge. C-2. Well detailed with beautiful medium brown surfaces that are pleasing and problem-free.
1 above 1. A pleasing example of this popular variety.
Glossy chestnut brown surfaces and problem-free with strong detail.
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. Glossy brown surfaces with a faint reddish tint. A dramatic late die state example of this dramatic variety.
CAC. Small 6, No Stems. Strong detail and nearly mint state with glossy chestnut brown surfaces.
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.
13 Stars. Lustrous brown surfaces with a reddish tint and a sharp strike. Outstanding for the grade.
C-1. Well struck with pleasing chestnut brown surfaces that display frosty mint luster.
CAC. Frosted chocolate brown surfaces and a sharp strike with very few marks. A very choice early copper.