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U.S. Half Cents (1793-1857)

1793 Half Cent VF+ Detail C-1 R.3 One Year Type Coin
1793 Half Cent VF+ Detail C-1 R.3 One Year Type Coin
SKU: HC962
This 1793 Half Cent C-1 R.3 has lots of detail but the surfaces are pretty chewed up. This is a one year type coin. Grade: VF+ Detail
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$2,800.00 $2,875.00

1803 Half Cent PCGS XF40 Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike
1803 Half Cent PCGS XF40 Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike
SKU: PSB28233

This wonderfully original 1803 Half Cent has great eye appeal and nice strike. Gorgeous dark chocolate brown color and surfaces. Certified: PCGS XF40

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$755.00 $775.00

1805 Half Cent Small 5, Stems PCGS Nice F+ Details C-3 R.5 Nice Strike
1805 Half Cent Small 5, Stems PCGS Nice F+ Details C-3 R.5 Nice Strike
SKU: PSB24338

This original 1805 Half Cent Small 5, Stems has decent eye appeal and nice strike. Surfaces have a tiny bit of porosity but generally are pretty decent. Certified: PCGS Nice F+ Details C-3 R.5

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$2,600.00 $2,675.00

1811 Half Cent 'Close Date' Choice VG/F Key Date C-2 R.3 Great Eye Appeal
1811 Half Cent 'Close Date' Choice VG/F Key Date C-2 R.3 Great Eye Appeal
SKU: HC1501

This wonderfully original 1811 Half Cent 'Close Date' has great eye appeal and nice strike. Great color and surfaces. Tough to find. Grade: Choice VG/F C-2 R.3

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$830.00 $855.00


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Learn More About U.S. Half Cents (1793-1857)

The history of the U.S. half-cent dates back to the post-Revolutionary era as one of the original coins authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792. The half-cent coin, or half-penny, is the smallest denomination of U.S. coin ever minted with a value of one two-hundredth of a dollar. Just slightly smaller than a modern U.S. quarter, the half-cent was minted in copper and had five different designs. Each design depicted variations of Lady Liberty on the front and a wreath on the back.

Designs:

  • Liberty Cap, Head Facing Left (1793) – Features Phrygian cap on a pole. Designed and engraved by Adam Eckfeldt, after sketches by David Rittenhouse.
  • Liberty Cap, Head Facing Right (1794-1797) No pole. Different iterations designed and engraved by Robert Scot (1794) and John Smith Gardner (1795-1797).
  • Draped Bust, Head Facing Right (1800-1808) – Features ribbon in hair. Designed and engraved by Robert Scot, after Gilbert Stuart.
  • Classic Head, Head Facing Left (1809-1836) – Features a more Roman statue looking appearance with the word “LIBERTY” adorned on a hair ribbon. Different iterations designed and engraved by John Reich (1809-29) and William Kneass (1831-1836).
  • Coronet Head, Head Facing Left (1840-1857) – Features braided hair and “LIBERTY” ribbon. Designed and engraved by Christian Gobrecht.

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