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!
Reverse of 1802. VF Details. Obverse Scratched. Attractive medium brown color and well detailed.
CAC. Spiked Chin. Splendid soft tan surfaces with beautiful underlying mint red. The strike is very sharp and the eye appeal is outstanding!
CAC. Crosslet 4, No Stems. Well struck with lustrous light brown surfaces that are absolutely gorgeous and have a subtle reddish hue. There are no significant marks or spots to distract from this coins' exceptional eye appeal.
Small 6, No Stems.
Very nearly mint state with glossy chestnut brown surfaces and no obvious sign of 'rub'.
Well detailed with attractive warm brown surfaces.
UNC Details - Improperly Cleaned.
Solid detail and a nice medium brown color.
Solid detail with pleasing warm brown surfaces.
Splendid tan surfaces exhibit a sharp strike, vibrant luster, and wonderful eye appeal. Only 3 'Brown' designated coins grade finer at PCGS and NGC combined. Old 'green label' holder.
Original. Only about 30 original 1831 half cents are believed extant which includes proofs and business strikes. The present example has exceptionally nice chocolate brown surfaces which are problem-free with zero porosity. The detail is solid for the grade and he eye appeal is very strong. A very rare and highly desirable half cent!