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. Strong detail for the grade with outstanding problem-free, light chocolate brown surfaces. An even 50 coins have graded Fine-12 at PCGS and NGC combined with just 3 gaining approval at CAC. This coin is a real 'keeper' with the best surfaces we've seen on a mid-grade 1793!
Very nice for the grade with strong detail and pleasing problem-free surfaces. None of the old scratches, pitting, and surfaces problems, that plague this issue, are present.
An outline of Ms. Liberty and her liberty cap and pole show on the obverse along with a trace of the wreath on the reverse.
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.
Sharp detail and outstanding medium brown color. A pleasing example of this popular second year Half Cent.
C-6a. Plain Edge, No Pole. Strong detail and very attractive light brown surfaces. Most of this variety are struck over Talbot, Allum & Lee tokens. This example was not and the quality of the planchet greatly enhances the appeal of this coin.
1 above 1. Solid detail for the grade with a clear date and legends. Liberty's portrait is strong.
1 Above 1. Solid detail with a choice, light chocolate, porous-free planchet.
1 above 1. C-1. This well-known variety shows a thin 1 over the 1 in the date and dots over both 7's. There is a prominent obverse die crack from the rim thru the B in LIBERTY and into the hair of Liberty's portrait. There is also a die bulge in front of LIBERTY. This is a beautiful well detailed example on a nice clean planchet with excellent eye appeal.
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.
Spike Chin. Well detailed and lustrous with glossy brown surfaces that have a faint reddish hue.
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.
Large 5, Stems. Well struck with just a faint touch of 'rub' and attractive problem-free surfaces.
CAC. Large 6, Stems. Lovely subdued mint red luster blending with light brown. The surfaces are particularly choice with no significant marks.
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 cascading off this beautiful early copper. The strike is solid and the overall quality is exceptional for the grade. The eye appeal is fantastic!
CAC. Sharply struck with lustrous soft brown surfaces that retain a trace of mint red. Outstanding for the grade as there are no significant marks or spots to be found and the eye appeal is excellent.
C-5. 9 over inverted 9. Rich lustrous olive-brown surfaces and a strong strike. Outstanding for the grade with minimal marks and no spots.
Well detailed with pleasing medium brown surfaces.
Solid detail with pleasing medium brown surfaces.