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!
Very nice for the grade with strong detail and pleasing problem-free surfaces. None of the old scratches, pitting, and surface problems, that plague this issue, are present.
A beautiful example of our nations first coin with none of the problems that plague this issue. This coin has solid detail and nice chocolate brown surfaces. None of the typical problems (porosity, scratches, planchet flaws, striking weakness), they're all absent from this quality coin!
Strong detail with pleasing medium brown surfaces.
Plain Edge. Outstanding for this early issue with strong, even detail and pleasing medium brown surfaces.
C-1. A needle-sharp strike and wonderfully preserved with glossy chestnut brown surface that have a faint reddish tint and are very choice. An impressive early Half Cent with wonderful eye appeal!
Solid detail and pleasing brown surfaces.
Plain 4, Stemless. Well struck and close to mint state with glossy brown surfaces.
Spiked Chin. Very sharply struck and nearly mint state. The surfaces have nice frosty luster and are a pleasing medium brown with a reddish tint. Outstanding for the grade and a late die state for this dramatic variety.
CAC. Spiked Chin. Sharp detail and problem-free with glossy chestnut-brown surfaces.
Large 5, Stems.
CAC. Large 6, Stems. Lovely subdued mint red luster blending with light brown. The surfaces are particularly choice with no significant marks.
Well detailed with glossy chestnut brown surfaces that retain a considerable amount of faded red.
CAC. A very pleasing example of this scarce date with problem-free chestnut brown surfaces and solid detail for the grade. The only VF-25 to garner CAC approval!
Rich lustrous brown with an olive-green hue. The strike is sharp and the surfaces are exceptionally nice.
12 Stars. Lustrous light golden-brown.
CAC. 13 Stars. Sharply struck and free of significant marks with rich golden-brown surfaces. Subtle lavender and olive-green hues enhance the excellent eye appeal!
CAC. C-1. A gorgeous Gem with booming mint luster, a sharp strike, and rich red and brown color.
CAC. Lustrous medium brown surfaces exhibit a very sharp strike and fantastic eye appeal. With a 'brown' designation, only one single 65+ grades finer at PCGS.
CAC. Small Date, Restrike. A Choice Proof with a lovely medium brown obverse and a red and brown reverse. Very scarce with an estimated 15 known.