United States Copper (Half, One and Two Cents)

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There are 16 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on May 22, 2023

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
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Half Cents
Early Copper 1/2C 1828 1828
13 Stars
C-3 Choice $425 13 Stars, Steely Satiny Luster, Brown Coloration, All Around Pleasing. A choice Classic Head half cent with steely light and medium browns with 5-10% of the planchet showing faded mint red on the reverse. The C-3 repunching on star 7 is clear coupled with the horizontal reverse die scratch at the upper left wreath. Luster is more than sufficient for the certified grade. Overall, a pleasing choice example. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Early Copper 1/2C 1853 1853
Choice $650 New May 7! Near-Gem Original.. Mahogany-red patina evenly covers both sides of this late-date half cent, accompanied by minimal crust in the protected areas. This is a well-struck example, with most stars revealing inner detail. The half cent was a hefty coin in the “hard money” era, with a weight approaching that of a quarter dollar. CAC has certified 49 examples at this level, with 48 pieces finer. The CAC price guide value is $671. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1/2C 1853 1853
C-1 Choice $735 Early Copper Type, Near-Gem Original, Chocolate Brown Coloration, Pristine Surfaces, Fully Struck. A premium 1853 Braided Hair half cent that would be ideal for an advanced type set. Mintage for the date totaled 129,694 which is typical of the era. Bright light inspection revealed chocolate brown surfaces with some embedded reds. Fully struck with pristine fields and motifs. The reverse verdigris is further testament to the strict originality. I certainly like this piece and believe the buyer will too. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Early Copper 1/2C 1857 1857
C-1 Choice $1800 Final Year Issue, Low Mintage, Red-Brown Eye Appeal, Near-Gem. Consignor Buyout Opportunity - Price Reduction. 1857 brought a transitional year for United States copper coinage. The stately large sized half cent and cent were terminated in lieu of the smaller Flying Eagle cent. Half cent mintage shrunk to only 35,180 strikes with a tiny fraction being saved from circulation. The meticulous Washington State collector went a on journey to locate one of the finest survivors extant which results in this offering. Red-Brown certification is accurate given the nicely balanced center brown obverse surrounding by peripheral orange coloration. The reverse is essentially full red. Planchet quality is excellent with just a hint of surface non-uniformity that hold the piece back from a Gem quality rating. Cohen 1 from a single die pair. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1/2C 1857 1857
Choice $625 Final Year of Issue, Reddish-Brown Patina, Choice Original. 1857 brought the final year of production for the Braided Hair half cent with only 35,180 struck. The half cent and large cent were discontinued and replaced with the Flying Eagle cent. Reddish-brown coloration and steely fields are the highlights of this CAC approved example. Bright light exposure brings about moderate reflective luster that I so enjoy seeing on early copper. Surfaces are entirely unabraded other than a single reverse mark by AME(RI)CA. Strike doubling is evident on the reverse legend. A premium example with only 9 approved at grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 old green holder.
Large Cents
Early Copper 1C 1803 1803
Small Date, Lg Frac
Choice $850 New May 22! Draped Bust Type Candidate, Premium Surfaces, Olive-Brown. Pleasing olive and chocolate-brown shades are intermixed on this early Draped Bust large cent. Rotating under a bright light brings some blue hues. Well preserved with a silky smooth planchet and unabraded surfaces. Verdigris surrounds the reverse legends and a validation of the strict originality. Evenly worn and accurately graded. Worthy of consideration as an early type piece. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Early Copper 1C 1836 1836
Choice $195 Obverse Cud, Reddish-Chocolate Brown, Well Preserved, CAC Approval. An absolutely original 1836 Coronet Head large cent that has been conservatively graded. Surfaces coloration is a reddish brown on both sides. An retained obverse cud is note between 12:00 and 1:00. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with verdigris in the protected areas. An inexpensive type coin with a nice cud as a bonus. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1C 1838 1838
N-2 Choice $1200 Ex. Rasmussen Collection, Chocolate Brown, Embedded Gold, Worn Dies, CAC Approved. The noteworthy Wes Rasmussen Collection auction was conducted by Heritage on January 13, 2005 in Fort Lauderdale with the catalog currently available on Amazon for $75…. GFRC is pleased to be offering a Rasmussen pedigreed 1838 N-2 specimen. This near-gem exhibits an even chocolate-brown skin with golden highlights at the peripheries. Unblemished surfaces display an orange peel texture due to severe die erosion. Luster is best described as satiny soft due to the surfaces. A premium Coronet design offering. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with Rasmussen Collection pedigree.
Early Copper 1C 1839 1839
Booby Head
Choice $725 Booby Head Type, Steely-Mirrored Fields, Deep Brown Patina, Excellent Presentation. The final year of the Coronet Head large cent series was characterized by three different obverse hubs fondly known as the Head of 1839, Silly Head, and Booby Head. On the Booby Head, the lower curl is much more compressed against the bottom of the bust as the others. Many collectors require the three designs for their type collection with the Silly and Booby Heads being scarcer. GFRC is pleased to be offering a wicked nice Booby with steely-mirrored fields and rich chocolate brown toning. Surfaces have been well preserved with just a few scattered marks of no consequence. Strike is complete with rounded stars. Fully choice and guaranteed to please the new owner. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Early Copper 1C 1851 1851
Choice $325 Satiny Luster, Chocolate Brown Overlaid with Gold, Fully Choice. A thoroughly pleasing 1851 large cent struck from eroded dies leading to soft satiny luster when placed under angled lighting. Obverse coloration is intermixed rose with chocolate brown while the reverse presents golden shades. Strike is hammered with only a single contact mark by star 12 requiring mention. Fully choice and worthy of consideration. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Early Copper 1C 1851 1851
Choice $250 New May 2! Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Worn Dies, Uniform Chocolate Brown Patina. Surfaces are entirely natural and choice. Devices, especially on the reverse, are a tad weak due to being struck by worn dies. Satiny luster is quite pleasing and uninterrupted. Accurately graded with no blemishes to discuss. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0(2015-2020) holder. Previously from the Copper Harbor Collection; a substantial offering of AU through Mint State large cents purchased in the 1990s from Stacks. Now back on the price list after purchasing a client's collection
Early Copper 1C 1853 1853
Original $215 Inexpensive Braided Hair Type, Light Chocolate Brown, Well Struck, Pleasing Surfaces. A pleasing 1853 Braided Hair large cent that would be ideal for starting an AU58 type set. Surfaces are evenly toned a light chocolate brown along with a bold strike. A few verdigris specs are noted on the obverse. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Early Copper 1C 1855 1855
Upright 55
MS66Star NGC
N-4 Gem $1800 Upright 55, Superb Gem, Reflective Luster, NGC Star Rating, Tons of Eye Appeal. Copper-orange shades and reflectively fields are immediately noted when viewing this superb gem 1855 N-4 large cent under a light source. Steely fields provide the perfect canvass for bold motifs. Fantastic eye appeal was rewarded by an NGC Star certification. Surfaces are immaculate without any abrasions seen during careful 10x inspection. Very scarce for the grade and guaranteed to please the selective collector of early copper coinage. Housed in new large font NGC holder wiyh UPRIGHT 55 N-4 attribution on label.
Two Cents
Early Copper 2C 1864 1864
Small Motto
Gem $2900 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. The Mint introduced the motto IN GOD WE TRUST in this year, a nod to the horrific carnage of the Civil War and the nation's dependence on the Almighty. The Small Motto variety is considerably scarcer than the Large Motto, with the CAC census reporting more than three times as many Large Motto pieces. This example is near completely brown with bits of original red color in the protected areas. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 2C 1864 1864
Large Motto
Choice $400 Large Motto, Orange-Brown Colors, Sharp Steely Luster, Swirling Cartwheels. This is a really nice 1864 large motto with nearly full orange-red color conversion under a light source though blue shades are present during in-hand viewing. Flashy steely luster is definitely eye catching as are the swirling cartwheels. Fields are well preserved and pristine. An attractive plus premium example that is securing a JUST BUY IT BOW recommendation. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Early Copper 2C 1864 1864
Large Motto
Choice HOLD
New May 16! Large Motto, Honey-Brown Coloration, Pristine Surfaces, Accurately Grade and Choice. Don’t let the ANACS blue label holder become a obstacle for purchasing this choice 1864 Large Motto 2 cent piece as my "motto" is always to purchase the coin and not the holder. This is a sweet example with honey-gold coloration and pristine surfaces. Bright light review results in a soft lustrous glow throughout with the reverse exhibiting embedded rose. A well struck example with many positive consideration. Fairly priced too!
Early Copper 2C 1867 1867
Gem $5600 Full Red, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Near Finest Known. An exceptional 1867 Two Cent piece that rivals the Simpson specimen. Surfaces hasve retained their full red coloration while actively radiating brilliant frosted luster along with vibrant cartwheels. This clean-for-the-grade Gem offering features impressively few abrasions. Strike is 100% executed with bold definition of the olive leaves and deep separation of the vertical and horizontal shield lines. The reverse strike is equally detailed. A die crack through AM(E)RICA into the right wreath is noted for die variety specialists. A marvelous offering with gobs of eye appeal. CAC population in MS65RD is all of 5 pieces with 1 finer. This piece brings claims to being in the condition census. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
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