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!
Cohen-2. Clear legends and date with strong central device definition for the grade. Attractive medium brown color and cleaner surfaces than typically seen for the grade.
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.
An attractive early half cent with strong detail for the grade.
Plain Edge, No Pole. C-6a. Very attractive with strong detail for the grade and nice medium brown surfaces. A small mint-made planchet crack is found at the rim.
Plain Edge. C-2. Well detailed with beautiful medium brown surfaces that are pleasing and problem-free
A challenging date to find in high grade. This example has sharp detail and frosty luster over nice chestnut brown surfaces. Just a touch of 'rub' keeps this beauty out of a mint state holder.
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.
CAC. Well detailed with nearly flawless mahogany surfaces. A Gem 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.
CAC. Spiked Chin. Well detailed with attractive chestnut brown surfaces. An advanced die state of this popular variety with a dramatic rim cuds on the reverse.
Crosslet 4, No Stems. Sharp detail and very attractive.
Spiked Chin. One of the most dramatic half cent die varieties. This example has excellent detail and nice light chocolate 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 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!
CAC. Small 6, No Stems. Well struck and devoid of noteworthy marks with silky smooth surfaces. Highly lustrous with a reddish tint to rich chestnut brown. Super!
Small 6, No Stems. Excellent detail and pleasing surfaces. Rotated dies.
Well detail with silky smooth chocolate surfaces.