United States Copper (Half, One and Two Cents)

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There are 16 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on May 15, 2022

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Half Cents
Early Copper 1/2C 1804 1804
Spiked Chin
Choice $1500 New April 27! Spiked Chin Variety, Choice Surfaces, Eye Appeal. Consignor Buyout Opportunity - Price Reduction. The 1804 Spiked Chin is a popular die variety resulting from damage to the obverse die. A sharp spike-like die scratch protrudes from Liberty's chin along with further damage in the lower right obverse field. That damage appears as arcing lines. As with all early copper, the challenge lies in locating specimens with pristine planchets and natural luster. Case in point is this Washington State Collection example with essentially unabraded surfaces and residual mint frost. Mint frost is readily apparent surrounding the reverse legend and denomination. Obverse coloring is an aquamarine-rose while the reverse exhibits ample amounts of crimson red. A few ancient micro-ticks on the lower bust are mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Early Copper 1/2C 1806 1806
Large 6, Stems
C-4 Choice $1250 Draped Bust Early Type, Large 6, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. The Twin Lakes Collection is back with another round of premium duplicates to return to the marketplace. Draped Bust half cents are often collected as type though this 1806 Cohen-4 offering would also fit well in an early die variety set. Rose-brown coloring is consistent on both sides with stronger rose shades on the reverse. Residual luster is lightly frosted. The top of the large 6 is embedded in the bust along with being repunched. 1806 Draped Bust mintage amounted to 356,000 across all die varieties. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2004-2005) holder.
Early Copper 1/2C 1828 1828
13 Stars
PCGS Rattler
C-3 Choice $1075 13 Stars, Golden Tan Coloring, Satiny Luster, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. There are times when the Osprey Collection will venture into early copper for the GFRC price list. This is one of the those cases with a choice 1828 C-3 offering. Frosty luster is consistent on both sides along with golden tan shades. Light peripheral aquamarine on the obverse nicely decorates the center motifs. A 10x remains traces of verdigris on the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (19-86-1989) Rattler holder with CAC approval.
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 1828 1828
13 Stars
Choice HOLD
New May 3! 13 Stars, Crusty Tan-Brown Patina, Excellent Strike, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. Early copper enthusiasts should take a close look at this choice 1828 13 Stars half cent. CAC certainly called this one correctly as being a premium survivor. Tan-brown toning brings crusty textures. Strike is essentially complete with deeply impress obverse motifs while the upper left reverse wreath lacks some details. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Early Copper 1/2C 1857 1857
C-1 Choice $1800 New April 27! 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.
Large Cents
Early Copper 1C 1828 1828
Large Narrow Date
N-3 Choice $1100 New May 15! Large Narrow Date, Choice Original, Complete Pedigree, Twin Lakes Collection. A nicely struck middle die state N-3 example with comes with old 2x2 envelope and complete auction pedigree dating back to Alfred Bonard circa June 1964 and onward. Previously described as glossy medium steel brown and light olive with frosty steel brown toning in the protected areas. Great eye appeal for the grade. Random reverse lumps from die rust are seen surrounding the wreath. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with 2x2 flip and several auction catalog cutouts. Pedigrees include Alfred Bonard, G.G. Patterson, Col Steven Ellsworth, John Koebert, and 2015 Goldberg Auction Sale. A most interesting offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. Please note that the current holder is worn especially at the upper reverse.
Early Copper 1C 1833 1833
Gem $4375 Superb Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Multi-Color Patina, JUST BUY IT NOW!. GFRC does not handle huge amounts of early copper. However, when an obvious gem is offered for purchase, I will glad step up and add to inventory. Such is the case for this near condition census 1833 Coronet Head large cent. Frosted luster glows under a light source along with enticing cartwheels. Multi-color toning include intermixed reds, orange, gold, and aquamarine shades. Strike is complete other than the left obverse stars. Struck from late die state dies with a notable circular reverse die crack through most of the legend lettering. CAC population is a meager seven pieces with only three finer. This superb offerings is priced at the CAC guide and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2003) holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1C 1838 1838
Gem $5450 Gem Coronet Head Type, Steely Reflective Luster, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. The GFRC team continues to seek out stocking inventory for the early copper product line. Hound Dog Dan has located this magnificent gem 1838 large cent that would be ideal as a type piece. Though certified as Red-Brown, this piece explodes with red coloring under a light source. The steely fields amplify gobs of reflective luster and vibrant cartwheels. There are no CAC approved full Reds at any grade, therefore this offering is one of the better available in today's hot market. Let's see who has the "big boy pants " to buy this superb gem. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1C 1838 1838
N-2 Choice $1200 New May 2! 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 1851 1851
Original $210 Braided Hair Type, Mostly Brown Coloring, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011 holder. A quality AU58 early copper large cent offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. Full description shortly.
Early Copper 1C 1852 1852
N-11 Choice $500 Newcomb-11, Frosty Mint Red Luster, Full Strike, Unabraded. Frosty mint red fades to bluish brown and olive with 30% of the obverse and nearly the entire reverse showing mint color on this choice 1852 N-11 large cent. Traces of an old fingerprint from the date to star 5 are evident from the images. A medium to late die state with a crack on the reverse rim outlining where a rim cud is forming over TES in STATES. Accurately graded and housed PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with Newcomb 11 attribution on label.
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.
Early Copper 1C 1857 1857
Small Date
Choice $650 New May 15! Small Date, Steely Fields, Rose Violet-Brown Coloration, Near-Gem, Twin Lakes Collection. An impressive release by the Twin Lakes Collection that should have early copper collectors jumping to attention. The only thing holding this superb 1857 large cent from a Gem quality rating is an ever so faint line in the right field seen under 10x. Otherwise, the fields are bold steely and unmarked. Rotating under bright light reveals chocolate brown with embedded rose and violet shades. Overall preservation and unblemished eye appeal will delight the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
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 1867 1867
Gem $5600 New April 15! 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.
Early Copper 2C 1869 1869
Gem $3350 New April 27! Superb Gem, Sharp Reflective Mirrors, Olive-Rose Coloration, Monster Eye Appeal. Consignor Buyout Opportunity - Price Reduction. A rich blend of rose and olive coats both sides of this superb 1869 gem proof strike. Surfaces are entirely flawless and the strike provides full shield and wreath details. The coloration is even on the obverse with deep rose being predominant under a bright light. The reverse coloring leans to olive-green and a bit too mellow to allow for a full Red designation. Only 600 proofs are believed to have been struck for the issue, and few could rival this Washington State Collection type set offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. A premium coin for those who a pursuing the finest numismatic acquisitions.
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