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 approved. A wonderful example of this tough date with shimmering mint luster and beautiful light chocolate brown surfaces that display quite a bit of mint red peeking out from behind the portrait and the date and lettering on both sides.
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.
Spiked Chin. Excellent detail with smooth glossy brown surfaces. Early die state.
Plain 4. No Stems. Beautiful chestnut brown with a faint red cast. The strike is even and strong while the surfaces are quite pristine. This is a very pleasing early Half Cent!
Large 6, Stems. Pleasing lustrous medium brown and very close to mint state.
Small 6, No Stems. Nicely struck with frosty mint luster. The surfaces are a pleasing medium brown with a glimpse of orange-red.
CAC. Large 6, Stems. Very attractive light reddish-brown with rich mint luster. MS-63 is a very conservative grade by PCGS!
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!
9 over inverted 9. Extremely nice for the grade with very little wear and nice light brown surfaces.
Nice detail with problem-free chestnut brown surfaces.
Solid detail and a nice medium brown color.
Beautiful chestnut-brown surfaces with full cartwheel luster on both sides. The surfaces are pristine and smooth with no significant marks. Excellent eye appeal and conservatively graded by PCGS.
CAC approved. C-1. Raised lines to the right of the date identify this variety. Lustrous surfaces and a solid strike with no major abrasions. The obverse is a nice medium brown with iridescent hues of olive and blue. The reverse is a very pleasing light tan.
CAC approved. C-1. Very well struck with lustrous chocolate brown surfaces that display a trace of original mint red. Very nice!
CAC approved. Well struck with glossy mahogany surfaces that show faint traces of mint red. Very nice!
CAC approved. C-1. A gorgeous Gem with booming mint luster, a sharp strike, and rich red and brown luster.
A beautiful example of this exceedingly rare half cent. Only 15 to 18 known. This piece is superb with iridescent reddish blue-green and brown, deep mirrored surfaces. Nearly mark-free and just a fabulous rare coin!
Very attractive olive-green and brown surfaces with a considerable amount of mint red although designated as 'Brown' by PCGS.