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!
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.
C-6a, Plain Edge, No Pole. Overstruck on a Talbot, Allum & Lee Cent. Most 1795 Cohen-6a half cents are struck over T.A.L. Cents but rarely is a part of the design as clear as it is on this magnificent specimen. Part of the mast and sails are very bold under the date on the obverse and the RK from NEW YORK is near the rim at 3 o'clock. The overall quality of the coin is impressive as the surfaces are smooth and problem-free with beautiful light brown color. The detail is strong and even, and the eye appeal is fantastic. If your an early copper junkie; this coin is cool!
Lettered Edge, Punctuated Date. C-2a. Pleasing medium brown with solid detail and strong eye appeal.
1 Above 1. Solid detail with a choice, light chocolate, porous-free planchet.
Spiked Chin. A fantastic advanced die state of this popular variety. The surfaces are beautiful and nearly flawless with glossy soft brown and a trace of faded red.
Crosslet 4, No Stems.
CAC. Large 6, Stems. Lovely subdued mint red luster blending with light brown. The surfaces are particularly choice with no significant marks.
C-1. Small 6, No Stems.
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!
A strong strike and vibrant mint luster over attractive problem-free surfaces.
Rich lustrous brown with an olive-green hue. The strike is sharp and the surfaces are exceptionally nice.
12 Stars. Lustrous light golden-brown.
12 Stars. Lustrous olive-brown surfaces shaded with lavender and slate-blue. An attractive, problem-free example of this popular '12 Star' variety.
A precisely struck Gem with booming brick red and light brown luster. The surfaces are silky smooth and devoid of carbon.
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.