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!
C-3. A very attractive example of this scarce first year Half Cent and one year 'type' coin (Liberty Cap, facing left). This beauty exhibits excellent detail and nice chocolate brown surfaces. A nice coin for the grade with minimal marks and strong eye appeal.
C-4a. Prominent die bulge behind the lower curls of Ms. Liberty's hair is the diagnostic feature of the variety. This is an attractive, well-detailed example.
Plain Edge. C-2. Pleasing chocolate brown, smooth surfaces. The design detail on the obverse is particularly strong while the reverse has some central softness as struck.
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. Major detail visible 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.
CAC. Strong detail and evenly struck with pleasing chestnut brown surfaces. Very close to XF quality.
Well detailed with pleasing medium brown color and nice surfaces.
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.
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 cascades off this beautiful early copper. The overall strike is quite strong although there is some softness on the reverse at 12 o'clock. The overall quality is exceptional for the grade and the eye appeal is fantastic!
C-1. Small 6, No Stems.
CAC. C-2. Lovely problem-free, chocolate brown surfaces with very strong detail. A very scarce overdate in any grade with high grade examples being particularly rare. Only 7 have graded higher than this specimen at PCGS with none grading mint state at PCGS or NGC.
Sharp detail and nice clean chestnut brown surfaces.
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.
CAC. Well struck and nearly mark-free with lustrous mahogany brown surfaces that retain a reddish tint.
CAC. C-1. A gorgeous Gem with booming mint luster, a sharp strike, and rich red and brown luster.
Nearly mint state with strong detail and a slight reddish tint. Old holder.