United States Copper (Half, One and Two Cents)

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There are 15 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on September 17, 2022

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
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 1854 1854
Cohen-1 Gem $1550 Superb Braided Hair Type, Hammered Strike, Steely Fields, Center Brown, Peripheral Orange . The Braided Hair half cent design was employed from 1849 through the end of the denomination's issuance. Mintages dropped notably in 1854 with only 55,358 struck that year. Cohen-1 is the single die pairing. Gem examples are very scarce with MS66 Brown and Red-Brwon being very rare. This superb example is only one of five at the MS65+ level for both coloring certifications. A superb type piece with original brown and orange coloration along with a very sharp strike. One of the CoinFacts plates coins and ex. DL Hansen Collection. Housed in normal PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with 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.
Large Cents
Early Copper 1C 1828 1828
Large Date
Original $150 Large Date, Contrasting Eye Appeal, Natural Colors, Union Bridge Collection. This is a pleasing 1828 Large Date cent with notable eye appeal. A lighter brown patina serves as a backdrop for the darker wear points. Finally, surfaces are unabraded. Housed in new ANACS gold label holder.
Early Copper 1C 1831 1831
Large Letters
N-7 Choice HOLD
Large Letters Reverse, Well Struck, Choice Surfaces, Ideal Coronet Head Type Coin.. Adding early U.S. copper to the price list requires well above average eye appeal to be at hand. In other words, I must like an early copper piece to the point of desire for my own collection. That is a high bar and the case with this enchanting 1831 large cent. Though having a Brown designation, the reverse is close to full Red while the obverse has orange and violet shades. Strike is essentially complete with only a few stars lacking full definition. Surfaces are free of abrasions. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 1990s timeframe with pristine reverse hologram. CAC approval is warranted. The NGC label captures the attribution with "Large Letters, N-7".
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 1837 1837
Head of 1838
N-10 Original $360 Head of 1838, Chocolate Brown Collection, Steely Luster, Near-Choice Overall. The Head of 1838 obverse hub design is straigthforward to attribute due to beaded hair cords versus the straight for other 1837 dies. This newly consigned example is so close to securing a Choice quality rating. Steely fields offer undistrubed eye appeal during angled light inspection. Both sides present chocolate-brown colors with the obverse having a vertical toning streak. Accurately graded with weakness on the right stars. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2014 holder.
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 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 1853 1853
Original $215 New August 31! 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 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.
Early Copper 2C 1869 1869
FS-302 Choice $3150 New September 17! Rare Repunched Date Offering, Steely Fields, Premium Eye Appeal, Lakeland Collection. The Lakeland Collection is releasing a rare 1869 FS-302 2 cent piece along with being in the condition census for that variety. Bold repunching is easily seen about the 1 and 8 digits. PCGS has graded and attributed only two examples at the MS64 level with none finer. This example offers premium eye appeal given its orange rose-brown coloration along with more prevalent orange-red on the reverse. Fields have a steely texture and provide ample luster during bright light review. Strike is complete with deeply impressed motifs. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
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