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!
The obverse has solid GOOD detail and nice smooth surfaces with a full date and LIBERTY and a strong portrait. The reverse grades AG.
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.
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. Well detailed with medium brown problem-free surfaces.
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. 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. Crosslet 4, Stems. A sharp, even strike with no significant marks and gorgeous light brown and tan surfaces. There's a crisp luster cartwheel and a very slight reddish tint. Super for the grade!
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!
C-1. Small 6, No Stems.
CAC. C-2. Lovely problem-free, chocolate brown surfaces with nearly Extra Fine detail. A very scarce overdate in any grade with high grade examples being particularly rare. Only 11 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.
13 Stars. Very well struck with no significant marks and lustrous olive-brown surfaces that show a fair amount of faded mint red. Very strong eye appeal!
13 Stars. Well struck and lustrous with a light reddish tint to chestnut brown surfaces.
13 Stars. Lustrous light brown with an attractive reddish tint. Very nice for the grade.
C-1. Well struck with pleasing chestnut brown surfaces that display frosty mint luster.