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U.S. Half Cents (1793-1857)

1793 Half Cent G/VG Details C-1 R.3 One Year Type Coin
1793 Half Cent G/VG Details 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: G/VG Details

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$2,370.00 $2,440.00

1796 Half Cent No Pole NGC Fair Details Key Date C-1 R.6 Decent Eye Appeal
1796 Half Cent No Pole NGC Fair Details Key Date C-1 R.6 Decent Eye Appeal
SKU: PSB37242

This 1796 Half Cent No Pole has decent eye appeal. A legitimately RARE coin. 1st I've owned in 40 years of business! Obverse looks Good - Reverse not so much. Certified: NGC Fair Details

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$19,060.00 $19,615.00

1804 Half Cent Plain '4' With Stems NGC Fine Details C-11 R.3 Nice Eye Appeal
1804 Half Cent Plain '4' With Stems NGC Fine Details C-11 R.3 Nice Eye Appeal
SKU: PSB39686

This wonderfully original 1804 Half Cent Plain '4' With Stems has nice eye appeal and nice strike. Great color and surfaces except for two marks on Liberty's lips. Better variety. Certified: NGC Fine Details C-11 R.3

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$443.00 $455.00

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

1828 Half Cent '13 Stars' Choice BU C-3 R.1 Great Eye Appeal Strong Strike
1828 Half Cent '13 Stars' Choice BU C-3 R.1 Great Eye Appeal Strong Strike
SKU: HC1566

This wonderfully original 1828 Half Cent '13 Stars' has great eye appeal with nice luster and strong strike. Great color and surfaces. Grade: Choice BU C-3 R.1

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$365.00 $375.00

1850 Half Cent Nice BU Details Key Date Decent Eye Appeal Strong Strike
1850 Half Cent Nice BU Details Key Date Decent Eye Appeal Strong Strike
SKU: HC1655

This 1850 Half Cent has decent eye appeal and strong strike. The coin has been harshly cleaned in the past. Bright Red as a result of the cleaning. Grade: Nice BU Details

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$625.00 $640.00

1855 Half Cent
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$120.00 $124.00


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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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