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!
Strong detail for the grade with pleasing medium brown surfaces.
1 Above 1. Solid detail and an even strike with pleasing medium brown surfaces.
CAC. Spiked Chin. Splendid soft tan surfaces with beautiful underlying mint red. The strike is very sharp and the eye appeal is outstanding!
Large 6, Stems. Chestnut brown with olive-green and faded red undertones. Lustrous and attractive with no significant marks.
Small 6, No Stems. A beautiful early half cent with rich luster over smooth chestnut brown surfaces that have a faint hue of original faded red. The strike is sharp and even and the surfaces are nearly pristine.
9 Over Inverted 9.
The second rarest business strike Classic Head Half Cent after the 1831 and many experts believe that 1831 was a proof-only issue.
Beautiful light chocolate brown surfaces with a steel-blue hue and vibrant mint luster. The strike is bold and there are zero carbon spots!
13 Stars. Outstanding for the grade with a glossy chocolate brown obverse and a golden-brown reverse. Wonderfully original with rich luster and no significant marks.
Cohen 3, 13 Stars.
CAC. Well struck with beautiful chocolate brown surfaces that display a faint steel-blue hue. Outstanding for the grade!
Sharply struck with rich lustrous surfaces displaying mint red and iridescent shades of lavender and turquoise.
Remarkably fresh blazing red luster with no significant marks and very little carbon for an original copper coin of this era.
C-1. Scarce and underrated, particularly in mint state, with a mintage of just 39,800. This is an attractive example with glossy chocolate brown surfaces.