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. The first coin struck at the United States Mint along with the 1793 Chain Cent. Coins with nice color & surfaces and perfect planchets are nearly impossible to find. This is just such a coin with strong detail and beautiful smooth light chocolate brown surfaces that are virtually pristine. A classic piece of early American numismatics that will be a cornerstone in the collection of the next owner!
Pleasant chocolate brown surfaces exhibit an even strike and strong eye appeal for the grade.
Glossy chestnut brown surfaces exhibit strong luster and a smooth clean look. The strike is sharp and even. An impressive early Half Cent with wonderful eye appeal.
Spiked Chin. Attractive chocolate brown surfaces and a sharp strike.
CAC. Spiked Chin. Splendid tan surfaces with hints of underlying mint red. The strike is very sharp and the look is outstanding!
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.
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.
9 Over Inverted 9. Sharp detail and nearly mint state with attractive medium brown surfaces.
CAC. 9 Over Inverted 9. Attractive light chocolate brown surfaces that exhibit a clean look and a solid strike. Housed in an old 'blue label' holder.
Pleasant warm brown surfaces and a solid strike. A mintage of only 63,000.
C-2. Pleasing nearly mint state medium brown surfaces and a sharp strike.
Problem-free with 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.
CAC. 12 Stars. Attractive medium brown surfaces that exhibit nearly full luster and pleasing eye appeal.
CAC. Gorgeous medium brown glossy surfaces with a subtle blue hue. The strike is very sharp and the surfaces are very clean. Eye appeal is fantastic on a coin that is surely at the upper level of the grade designation.
CAC. C-1. A gorgeous Gem with booming mint luster, a sharp strike, and rich red and brown color.
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.