United States Copper (Half, One and Two Cents)

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There are 21 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on August 23, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Early Copper  1773 1773
Choice $250 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
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
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
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
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
Original $200 Original Surfaces, Dark Brown Patina, Seal Beach Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Early Copper 1C 1816 1816
Newcomb-7 Choice $1200 Scarce Newcomb-7 Die Variety, Choice Surfaces, Nice Luster, Accurately Graded. Learning early copper coinage is a challenge but fun at GFRC. 1816 is the first year of issue for the Coronet Head design. Many collectors, when building a type set, will try to secure a first year example. This lovely 1816 offering just happens to be struck from Newcomb-7 die pair and is a scarcer die variety. Accurately graded with choice surfaces and nice luster that is consistent with the graded. Housed in 2014 generation holder with edge view insert.
Early Copper 1C 1837 1837
N-15 Choice $275 New August 22! 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
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 $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
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.
Early Copper 1C 1864 1864
Gem $425 Red-Brown, Gem Original Bronze Strike, 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.
Two Cents
Early Copper 2C 1864 1864
Large Motto
Gem $395 Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Let open the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as this 1864 Large Motto 2 cent piece is superior to many seen. This offerings has the optimum balance of strike, originality and eye appeal and would be ideal for a type set. Strike is boldly executed and uniform. Surfaces are perfectly original and retains ample red coloring regardless of the PCGS Brown designation. And finally, the piece has distinctly toning and excellent bright light performance. Freshly graded and new to the market from the Santa Fe Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. You can't go wrong ordering this 2 cent piece.
Early Copper 2C 1864 1864
Small Motto
Choice $1250 Small Motto, Crusty Brown Patina, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Malvern Collection. CAC Approval on 7-18-2017 validates the crusty original surfaces. Single year Small Motto type and replaced by the Large Motto design that carried forward through the balance of 2 cent copper production. The offered example is ideal for collectors searching out strictly original copper coins. Darker verdigris is seen within crevices and areas surrounding the main devices. The balance of the coin is deep brown with hints as to the underlying original orange red color. Strike is very well executed with all horizontal and vertical shield lines exhibiting deep separation. Dies are cracked when striking this piece. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. An important variety from the Malvern Collection.
Early Copper 2C 1865 1865
Choice $235 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 1866 1866
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
Original $125 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.
Token  1783 1783
Washington Medal
EF Details PCGS
Original $170 New August 23! 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
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.