United States Copper (Half, One and Two Cents)

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There are 15 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on November 21, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Colonials
Early Copper  1723 1723
Colonials
EF Details PCGS
84218806
Market Acceptable $200 New November 21! 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.
Early Copper  1723 1723
Colonials
AU55 PCGS
84218805
Choice $350 New November 21! 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  1773 1773
Colonials
VF25 PCGS
32733976
Choice HOLD
$215
Virginia, Period, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray/Blue, Osprey Collection. Fresh to market from Europe as are most of the Osprey Collection offerings. Surfaces are toned an attractive gray/blue that closely resembles silver gun metal coloring. This colonial piece is completely blemish free and so choice. Housed in 2015 generation PCGS holder with serial number 32733976. Worthy of special consideration.
Half Cents
Early Copper 1/2C 1808 1808
Draped Bust
VF25 PCGS
83931730
C-3, B-3 Choice $315 Rotated Reverse, Choice Original, Blemish Free, Pleasing Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. A pleasing example of the Cohen-3 die variety with chocolate brown surfaces that are blemish free. A Heritage Archive scan to ascertain the die varieties revealed most C-3 examples to be in low grade with problems. This offering, from the Santa Fe Collection, is completely choice at the assigned grade level without CAC attempt. The Cohen 3 obverse die is most interesting with the date logotype being only the first three digits 180 with the final 8 later added using a double 0 punch as intended for the denominator. The reverse die is essentially rotated 180 degrees for normal coin turn die alignment. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 PCGS holder.
Early Copper 1/2C 1809 1809
AU53 PCGS
83989893
C-6 Gem $385 Rotated Reverse 135 Degrees, Gem Original, Darker Ebony-Brown, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection . Cohen 6. Rotated Reverse 135 Degrees. Excellent example of the Classic Head half cent design with the dramatically rotated reverse as a bonus. Surfaces are lustrous, especially the reverse with gorgeous gray-blue coloring under a bright light. With viewed in hand, the overall toning is dark consistent with the GFRC images. Adding a bright light, unleashes the underlying luster and lighten the coloring. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Planchet quality is high with faint verdigris seen surrounding the devices and within protection areas. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 PCGS holder. Another eclectic offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Early Copper 1/2C 1855 1855
MS63BN PCGS
83926204
C-1 Choice $435 Choice Original Surfaces, Steely Brown Luster, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection . A pretty Braided Hair half cent offering with consistent quality from the Santa Fe Collection. Surfaces are blemish free with steely brown luster under a light source. Mintage is a low 56,500 with relatively low survival rate in mint state. Only one die pair is known (Cohen-1) with both 5 digits in the date being slanted. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. A quality piece to consider.
Large Cents
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 1810/09 1810/09
G6 PCGS
33130800
Original $200 Original Surfaces, Dark Brown Patina, Seal Beach Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Early Copper 1C 1837 1837
AU53 PCGS
84218810
N-15 Choice $275 Medium Letters, Scarce Sheldon Variety in AU, Heavily Cracked Reverse, Chocolate Brown Obverse, Faint Red on Reverse, Choice Original, Osprey Collection.. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with attribution on label reading, "N-15 Medium Letters". No blemishes whatsoever. Another quality early copper offering from the Osprey Collection. Worthy of a CAC submission as so choice.
Early Copper 1C 1839 1839
Silly Head
EF45 PCGS
84071837
Choice $325 Silly Head, Choice Original, Brownish Gold with Green Shades, Accurately Graded, Low Population, Santa Fe Collection. The Silly Head design of 1839 and an example that I rather like! Strike is well executed and surfaces are essentially blemish free with only a tiny obverse line at star 8 requiring mention. Color is a base brown gold with aquamarine hues. Low PCGS population with only 16 graded at EF45 level and 6 at AU50. This piece has not been to CAC for review but will after Summer FUN. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A serious nice one cent piece from the Santa Fe Collection.
Early Copper 1C 1847 1847
VF25 raw
Original HOLD
$35
Original Braid Hair Large Cent, Circulated Cameo Features, Accurately Graded. A solid Braid Hair design example with nice contrasting appearance due to ebony fields surrounding lighter main devices. Attractive priced too….
Early Copper 1C 1852 1852
MS64+BN
NGC
3607443002
Gem $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.
Two Cents
Early Copper 2C 1865 1865
MS64BN NGC
2501677001
Choice HOLD
$185
Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Two cent pieces remain as one of the niche denominations. Nice original mint state examples are available at attractive prices. Case in point is this lovely second year 1865 strike with residual red luster under the mottled brown patina. Accurately graded and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. More quality offerings from the Saco River Collection.
Early Copper 2C 1865 1865
Fancy 5
EF40 PCGS
33480836
FS-1302 Original $85 New October 22! 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
MS65RB
PCGS
84298765
Gem $785 Red-Brown, Gem Original Early Date, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A superb offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Early Copper 2C 1866 1866
AU58 PCGS
28182138
Original $100 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.
Tokens
Token  1783 1783
Washington Medal
EF Details 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.