United States Copper (Half, One and Two Cents)

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There are 14 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on November 18, 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
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 1853 1853
Choice $650 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 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 1801 1801
S-223 Original $1300 1/000 Variety, Chocolate Brown, Near-Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with a chocolate brown Draped large cent that has been attributed as S-223 with the popular 1/000 reverse type. Surfaces are mostly smooth while the fields are minimally abraded. There is an emerald colored material on the upper obverse that requires mention. GFRC images are less than ideal as darker copper coins with no contrast have proven to be difficult to photograph. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) 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
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 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
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 $385 Large Motto, Near-Gem Original, Frosted Luster, Copper-Tan Shades. A well preserved 1864 Large Motto two cent piece from the initial year of production and popular as a type coin. This lots offers continuous frosted luster with reverse light rotation under a bright light. The toning colors appear to be copper-gold with light brilliant reverse. Surfaces are essentially unabraded as to be expected at the grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Early Copper 2C 1864 1864
Large Motto
Choice HOLD
Large Motto, Near-Gem Original, Brownish-Gold, Attractively Priced for Type. This 1864 Large Motto is well preserved with brownish-gold patina that is more opaque on the obverse. Sufficient frosted luster is available regardless of the "Brown" designation. Strike is completely executed and pleasing under a 10x along with pristine surfaces. If in the market for a 2 cent type coin and initial year strike, this offering would be a wise selection at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Early Copper 2C 1867 1867
MS64RB NGC Fatty
Choice HOLD
Ideal Type Candidate, Frosted Luster, Orange-Red Coloration, Choice Surfaces, Lakeland Collection. This 1867 2 cent piece is well balanced and ideal for a type coin project. The date is not overly scarce resulting in no premium. Bright luster inspection exposes orange-red frosted luster with typical brown toning in the centers. Strike is perfectly accomplished from fresh dies as residual die polish lines are seen on the lower right obverse. Surfaces are unabraded. Accurately graded and housed in a pristine NGC Gen 3 (1987-1989) no line Fatty holder with embossed NGC logo on the reverse. Consistent quality with the coin and holder is offered here.
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