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!
Plain Edge. A pleasing early half cent with a clear date and LIBERTY.
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. 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!
Crosslet 4, Stems. Solid detail with pleasing medium brown surfaces.
Large 6, Stems. Pleasing lustrous medium brown and very close to mint state.
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!
Small 6, No Stems. Sharp detail and nice medium brown surfaces that have a slight reddish hue.
Nice detail with problem-free chestnut brown surfaces.
Good Detail, Damage.
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. 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!