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 surfaces problems, that plague this issue, are present.
Env. Damage - F Details. Detail very close to VF with a $10k obverse. The reverse is also decent but has an area of corrosion at 12 o'clock.
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.
1 Above 1. Solid detail with a choice, light chocolate, porous-free planchet.
Crosslet 4, No Stems.
No Stems. Attractive chocolate 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!
Strong detail with pleasant warm brown surfaces.
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.
CAC. 12 Stars. One of the nicest '12 stars' we've ever seen regardless of color designation. This beauty has satiny reddish-tan surfaces with a strong luster 'cartwheel' and no significant marks. The strike is bold and even and the eye appeal is outstanding!
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.
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.