United States Copper (Half, One and Two Cents)

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There are 22 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on March 14, 2018

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Colonials
Early Copper  1723 1723
Colonials
AU55 PCGS
84218805
Choice $350 Hibernia 1/2P, Choice Original, Uniform Chocolate Brown Patina, Bold Obverse Strike, Osprey Collection. Hibernia. A product of William Wood who obtained a patent with King George I to produce coins for Ireland and the American colonies. The HIBERNIA design was intended for circulation in Ireland but proved unpopular with many being sent to the American colonies. This surviving example is quite choice with uniform chocolate brown patina. No blemishes are worth mentioning after a 10x loupe inspection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality early copper offering from the Osprey Collection.
Early Copper  1723 1723
Colonials
EF40 PCGS
84218806
Market Acceptable $200 Rosa America, Crowned, Bold Strike, Environmental Damage, Osprey Collection. The Rosa America design was a product of Englishman William Wood after receiving a patent for circulating coinage in Ireland and American colonies. This half penny has the ROSA AMERICA legend on the reverse and was shipped to America. Surface verdigris and faint corrosion is clearly illustrated in the GFRC images. Well struck. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with variety attribution, "Rosa Amer, Crowned" on PCGS label. Another early copper offering from the Osprey Collection.
Half Cents
Early Copper 1/2C 1804 1804
Plain 4, No Stems
MS62BN NGC
2223164001
C-13 Original $1450 Original Chocolate Brown, Eroded Dies, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. Cohen 13. Struck with heavily eroded dies as obverse denticle are completed effaced by metal flow lines other than at the date punch. Surfaces are completely original with obverse sporting brown-gold coloring while the reverse is a darker brown with intermixed blue hues. The assigned MS62 grade appears driven by the limited luster as the planchet integrity is robust. Mint frost remains on the reverse, especially surrounding the wreath devices and denomination. A careful 10x loupe inspection reveal a tiny contact mark on neck and another to the left of the hair ribbon. Reverse is entirely blemish free and attractive. PCGS has only certified three examples of the Cohen 13 (Plain 4, No Stem) variety with Price Guide valuation of $1900. CoinFacts records for NGC MS62 BN examples suggests a valuation closer to $1500 which is how this Burchs Creek example has been priced. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Burchs Creek Collection that warrants special consideration.
Early Copper 1/2C 1804 1804
Spiked Chin
MS61BN NGC
1704312001
C-6 Choice $1700 Spiked Chin, Early Die State C-6, Rich Chocolate Brown Surfaces, Mark Free for Grade, Bold Diagnostics, Hill Collection. An early die state Cohen-6 example with die cracks from the denomination into (UNI)TED and at the tops of letters in AMERICA. Surfaces are essentially blemish free for the assigned grade. Strike is very well executed. Overall, this is an attractive example with bold obverse diagnostics. For those new the Draped Bust half cents, the 1804 Spiked Chin is an interesting die state when damage occured to an obverse die, resulting in a sharp, spike-like projection jutting out from Liberty's chin. The Spiked Chin obverse is paired with four different dies (Cohen 5 through Cohen 8). Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A strong offering from the Hill Collection that has been off the market for at least 15 years.
Early Copper 1/2C 1828 1828
13 Stars
MS64RB NGC
555664001
Gem $1250 Fiery Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. A gem original 1828 half cent offering that warrants special attention. Though a combination of red-brown during in hand viewing, I was immediately impressed by the fiery red cartwheel luster that is crisp and vibrant throughout obverse and reverse. A 10x loupe inspection reveals red mint frost surrounding the stars, legend and within all major devices. Surfaces are blemish free while the strike is nearly complete. Only the upper obverse stars lack rounded details. This piece excels during bright light viewing and is so pleasing to the eyes. Yes, a trip to CAC for review did not produce a sticker and the asking price reflects this fact. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another quality offering from the Burchs Creek Collection that needs in hand inspection to be appreciated.
Large Cents
Early Copper 1C 1803 1803
Small Date, Large Fraction
AU58 PCGS
9044589
S-260 Original $4950 S-260 Die Variety, Rare Grade for Date and Variety, Chocolate Brown Patina, Irregular Obverse Planchet, Accurately Graded, Copper Harbor Collection. GFRC is pleased to offer an 1803 S-260 Draped Bust large cent that is housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder. Surfaces are tone an even chocolate brown. Reverse is the better of the two side with residual luster and some red patina under a bright light. The obverse has a problematic planchet with two darker toned regions with some etching of the surface. These regions did not bother graders with the piece being certified as AU58. A quick check of PCGS population report indicates only ten pieces certified at AU58 level for the 1803 date. For the S-260 attributed die variety, none have been certified at this level. From the Copper Harbor Collection; a substantial offering of AU through Mint State large cents purchased in the 1990s from Stacks. Fair pricing for this important historical artifact.
Early Copper 1C 1803 1803
F15 NGC
4236745006
Original $485 S-247, Choice Original Surfaces, Chocolate Brown Patina, Accurately Graded . A wonderful Draped Bust large cent with choice original surfaces and few blemishes at the assigned grade level. A 10x loupe inspection revealed some hints of original red coloring. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder. Definitely an above average example for your consideration.
Early Copper 1C 1819 1819
Small Date
MS63RB PCGS
7139451
N-8 Choice $1200 Choice Original, Satiny Red-Brown Cartwheel Luster, Copper Harbor Collection. A important 1819 N-8 Coronet Head large cent housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder. Surfaces are no question original with satiny cartwheel luster that is so pleasing when viewed under bright light. PCGS has assigned a Red Brown designation with 16 pieces graded at MS63RB level. GFRC images indicate there is a diagonal toning line from star 1 into Liberty's chin and traversing along the ear. The shape of the toning line suggests contact with a rubber ban or similar material. Pricing has been adjusted according and provide excellent value given the first generation rattler holder. This probably the first 1819 Coronet head speciment to be grade MS63RB back during 1986. From the Copper Harbor Collection; a substantial offering of AU through Mint State large cents purchased in the 1990s from Stacks. Fair pricing for this important historical artifact.
Early Copper 1C 1820 1820
Large Date
MS62BN PCGS
34373360
N-13 Choice $585 Large Date, Choice Original, Silky Cartwheel Luster, Heavy Obverse Die Cracks, Blemish Free, Copper Harbor Collection. Attribution from the original Stack's flip. Freshly graded by GFRC and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Copper Harbor Collection; a substantial offering of AU through Mint State large cents purchased in the 1990s from Stacks. GFRC images DO NOT well represent the overall quality of darker large cents in the Copper Harbor Collection. Please call for a verbal description.
Early Copper 1C 1826 1826
AU53 PCGS
34373362
N-4 Choice $535 Choice Original, Light Wear, Satiny Gray-Blue Luster, Well Struck, Copper Harbor Collection. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation given the superb eye appeal and blemish free surfaces. Freshly graded by GFRC and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Copper Harbor Collection; a substantial offering of AU through Mint State large cents purchased in the 1990s from Stacks.
Early Copper 1C 1830 1830
Large Letters
UNC Details PCGS
34373363
N-1 Original $350 Large Letters, Original Surfaces, UNC Details Environment Damage, Copper Harbor Collection. A pleasing 1830 example but with faint surface corrosion surrounding stars 6 through 10. A no question mint state example. Freshly graded by GFRC and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Copper Harbor Collection; a substantial offering of AU through Mint State large cents purchased in the 1990s from Stacks.
Early Copper 1C 1845 1845
AU58 PCGS
34373365
N-4 Original $275 Original Surfaces, Brown Patina, Orange Hues, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Copper Harbor Collection. One immediately notes the hammered strike and residual orange patina during bright light viewing. Accurately graded with a few toned over lines on Liberty's cheek and neck. Freshly graded by GFRC and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Copper Harbor Collection; a substantial offering of AU through Mint State large cents purchased in the 1990s from Stacks. Variety attribution taken from old Stacks flip.
Early Copper 1C 1847 1847
AU50 PCGS
34373367
Cleaned $95 Accurately Graded, Environmental Damage, Glossy Surfaces, AU Details, Copper Harbor Collection. Accurately certified as having environmental damage. Surfaces are unnatural with glossy luster. Freshly graded by GFRC and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Copper Harbor Collection; a substantial offering of AU through Mint State large cents purchased in the 1990s from Stacks. Priced consistent with the PCGS designation.
Early Copper 1C 1851 1851
MS62BN PCGS
34373370
Choice $310 Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Worn Dies, Uniform Chocolate Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, Copper Harbor Collection. 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. Freshly graded by GFRC and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Copper Harbor Collection; a substantial offering of AU through Mint State large cents purchased in the 1990s from Stacks.
Early Copper 1C 1851 1851
AU55 PCGS
34373369
Original $145 Original Surfaces, Uniform Chocolate Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, Copper Harbor Collection. Strictly original with uniform chocolate brown patina. Strike is a tad weak on the obverse. There are several obverse micro rim ticks mentioned for accuracy. Freshly graded by GFRC and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Copper Harbor Collection; a substantial offering of AU through Mint State large cents purchased in the 1990s from Stacks.
Early Copper 1C 1852 1852
MS64+BN
NGC
3607443002
Gem HOLD
$535
Gem Original, Perfect Planchet, Uniform Chocolate Brown, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Even as a non copper collector, I can still appreciate a thoroughly gem original large cent when one arrives at the GFRC office. Chocolate brown patina is uniform while the strike is crisply executed. Planchet is problem free. Satiny luster is evident under the thick patina. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. The CAC approval validates what my eyes see....strict originality and eye appeal. Yet another gem offering from the Santa Fe Collection to consider.
Early Copper 1C 1852 1852
AU50 PCGS
34373371
Original $95 Original Surfaces, Dark Gray-Brown Patina, Questionable Environmental Damage Opinion, Hammered Strike, Copper Harbor Collection. OK, PCGS has assigned an AU Details, Environment Damage opinion that I must question. This 1852 large cent was struck by badly eroded dies with deep metal flow lines orientated from center to rim. Fields has an "orange peel" texture that is not environmental damage whatsoever. Toning is darker gray-brown. Wear is minimal. Freshly graded by GFRC and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Copper Harbor Collection; a substantial offering of AU through Mint State large cents purchased in the 1990s from Stacks. GFRC images DO NOT well represent the overall quality of darker large cents in the Copper Harbor Collection. Please call for a verbal description.
Early Copper 1C 1857 1857
Large Date
AU58 PCGS
34373374
Original $395 Original Surfaces, Light Brown-Gold Coloring, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Copper Harbor Collection. Last year of issue with tiny mintage of 35,180. An original 1857 Large Date example with light brown-gold surfaces. Accurately graded and pleasing. Freshly graded by GFRC and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Copper Harbor Collection; a substantial offering of AU through Mint State large cents purchased in the 1990s from Stacks.
Two Cents
Early Copper 2C 1865 1865
Fancy 5
EF40 PCGS
33480836
FS-1302 Original $85 Dramatic Repunched Date, Original, Thick Chocolate Brown Patina, Wisconsin Collection. Listed as FS-1320 and one of the most dramatic 1865/1865 repunched date die varieties. The first date was punched with sharp downward slope, effaced and then repunched with level position. The repunching under the final 5 digit is dramatic. This example is perfectly original with thick chocolate brown patina and no blemishes whatsoever. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A new consignment from the Wisconsin Collection that is inexpensive while being a cool repunched date variety.
Early Copper 2C 1866 1866
AU58 PCGS
28182138
Original New Price
$75
Original Surfaces, Light Toning Streaks, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Malvern Collection. Mintage of over 3,000,000 but an AU58 population of only 41 pieces. This example is perfectly original with brown coloring and lighter vertical streaks on the obverse. Strike is complete and I don't see an blemishes worth mentioning. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. A quality from the Malvern Collection at the attractive AU58 grade level.
Early Copper 2C 1866 1866
AU55
PCGS
33450684
Choice $125 Choice Original, Well Struck, Uniform Brown Patina, Conservative Grading, Saco River Collection. Well above average for the assigned AU55 grade. Surfaces are covered with light brown patina that is a shades strong on the obverse. Strike is hammered with all vertical and horizontal shield lines separated. Conservative grading and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality copper offering from the Saco River Collection.
Tokens
Token  1783 1783
Washington Medal
EF40 PCGS
84218811
Original $170 Washington, UNITY STATES, Oriignal Surfaces, Holed at 12:00, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with, "Washington, UNITY STATES" on PCGS label. Another quality copper offering from the Osprey Collection.
Token 1c 1837 1837
AU58 PCGS
11467383
Choice $425 Choice Original, Feuchtwanger Token, Woodlands Collection. A choice example of the one cent Feuchtwanger token. Just a touch of rub on the obverse eagle's shoulder is visible. A very well struck example with crisp eagles feathers. Wikipedia provides an explanation on why Feuchtwanger tokens were struck and circulated during the "Hard Times". The Feuchtwanger Cent was a "German Silver" private token coin circulated by Lewis Feuchtwanger during the 1830-40s in the U.S. Three cent varieties were also available, though not as plentiful as the one cent tokens. The tokens were originally created as patterns to demonstrate a new type of metal for coinage, however when these proposals failed, they were temporarily used by the public during depressions to accommodate a small change shortage.