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.
Plain Edge. Outstanding for this early issue with strong, even detail and pleasing medium brown surfaces.
Plain Edge. Punctuated Date. Light chocolate brown surfaces with a sharp obverse and a typical strike on the reverse.
Solid detail and pleasing brown surfaces.
Plain 4, Stemless. Well struck and close to mint state with glossy brown surfaces.
CAC. Spiked Chin. Sharp detail and problem-free with glossy chestnut-brown surfaces.
CAC. Spiked Chin. Splendid tan surfaces with hints of underlying mint red. The strike is very sharp and the look is outstanding!
Crosslet 4. Stems. Attractive chocolate surfaces and solid detail.
CAC. Large 6, Stems. Lovely original mint red luster blending with soft brown. The surfaces are particularly choice with no significant marks. Tied for the finest graded regardless of color designation with the only 'Red' MS-64 selling for $46k back in 2014.
Small 6. No Stems. Problem-free medium brown surfaces.
Well detailed with glossy chestnut brown surfaces that retain a considerable amount of faded red.
9 Over Inverted 9. C-5. Nearly mint state chocolate brown surfaces and a sharp strike. Just a little 'rub' prevents a higher grade.
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!
Problem-free medium brown surfaces.
Rich lustrous brown with an olive-green hue. The strike is sharp and the surfaces are exceptionally nice.
CAC. Splendid chestnut brown surfaces exhibit a sharp strike, vibrant luster, and wonderful eye appeal.
C-1. Spot-free medium brown surfaces and well struck.
VF Detail. Environmental Damage.
CAC. C-1. A gorgeous Gem with booming mint luster, a sharp strike, and rich red and brown color.