United States Copper (Half, One and Two Cents)

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There are 35 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on June 22, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Colonials
Early Copper  1773 1773
VF25 PCGS
32733976
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 0.5C 1806 1806
Lg 6
Stems
VF20 PCGS
33130801
Original $245 Original Chocolate Brown, Rotated Reverse, Seal Beach Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Early Copper 1/2C 1808 1808
Draped Bust
VF25 PCGS
83931730
C-3, B-3 Choice $315 New June 12! 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 New May 20! 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 1854 1854
AU58
PCGS OGH
6512989
Choice $265 New June 22! Braided Hair Design, Choice Original, Uniform Chocolate Brown, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. CAC approval on 6/22/17. The bold full strike clearly dominates the eyes on this 1854 half cent. Housed in PCGS old green holder with conservative grading that is typical of the period. Low mintage of 55,358 with near gem original surfaces. A strong offering from the Saco River Collection.
Early Copper 1/2C 1855 1855
MS63RB
PCGS
21763211
C-1 Choice $625 New June 15! Bold Red Brown Luster, Choice Original, Winestevens Collection. A beautiful Half Cent type coin with fiery red-brown cartwheel luster. It would be difficult to imagine a more pleasing example than this piece at the MS63RB grade level. Mintage is only 56,500 with 104 certified at this grade level. Priced at PCGS price guide level given the quality surfaces and superior eye appeal. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert with technically accurate grading. CAC approval validates the strict originality and eye appeal. From the Winestevens Collection of fine numismatic properties. Please give this wonderful half cent special consideration.
Early Copper 1/2C 1855 1855
MS63BN PCGS
83926204
C-1 Choice $435 New June 14! 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 1803 1803
EF40 raw
Original New Price
$675
Original Deep Brown, Small Date, Small Fraction, Typical Surfaces, Blueberry Cove Collection. A well preserved draped bust large cent with blemish free surfaces and rims. The planchet has a typical granular appearance. Variety is Small Date and Small Fraction. From the Blueberry Cove Collection.
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 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
MS64+BN
NGC
3607443002
Gem $535 New May 19! 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 1858 1858
Flying Eagle
EF40 PCGS
82484869
Small Letters Choice $125 Small Letters, Choice Original, Natural Patina, Accurate Grading, Maine Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Indian Head
Early Copper 1C 1860 1860
Indian
MS64
PCGS
19826953
Gem $595 Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal of Higher Grade, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . A marvelous gem that would please the selective collector. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. CAC approval is fully warranted. Eagle Eye approval is also fitting with the original Eagle Eye certificate supplied with coin. How can you go wrong with the gem offering Indian cent offering from the Osprey Collection.
Early Copper 1C 1864 1864
Indian
MS64RB
PCGS
84298764
Gem $425 New June 9! 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.
Early Copper 1C 1864 1864
Indian
MS63 PCGS
60080829
Choice $315 Copper Nickel Strike, Choice Original, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. Old time conservative grading is at hand on this lovely 1864 Copper-Nickel Indian. Strike is complete with four strong diamonds and all bonnet feathers well defined. Under bright light, surfaces emit a pleasing copper gold luster with darker shades on the reverse. Obverse has two ever small tiny ticks with these mentioned for complete accurately. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with PNG reverse hologram. A quality offering from the West Texas Collection that has not been to CAC review.
Early Copper 1C 1864 1864
Indian
AU55 PCGS
81871687
Choice $835 Mint Error, Struck 25% Off Center, Choice Original Brown, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Handling nice original error strikes is an atypical event at GFRC. But this exciting offering from the Saco River Collection is one heck of a way to add inventory. This early 1864 bronze planchet strike is so original with no signs of mishandling whatsover. Strike is positioned southeast on the planchet. Surfaces are toned a thick chocolate brown. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with PCGS label reading, "Mint Error, PCGS AU55, Bronze, Struck 25% Off Center".
Early Copper 1C 1879 1879
Indian
AU50 PCGS
82484871
Original $80 Original Chocolate Brown, Accurately Graded, Maine Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Early Copper 1C 1880 1880
Indian
MS Details PCGS
82484872
Original $50 Original Mint State, PCGS Mint State Details For Minor Glue Residue, Maine Collection. Some transparent verdigris that appears to be glue residue is seen on the obverse. PCGS assigned Environmental Damage as a result. This Indian looks perfectly original in hand. Priced accordingly. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Early Copper 1C 1882 1882
Indian
MS62BN PCGS
82484873
Choice $85 Choice Original, Brown-Orange Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Maine Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Early Copper 1C 1887 1887
Indian
MS62BN PCGS
82484874
Choice $70 Choice Original, Brown-Orange Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Maine Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Early Copper 1C 1888 1888
Indian
MS62BN PCGS
82484875
Original $100 Original, Brown-Red Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Maine Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Early Copper 1C 1891 1891
Indian
MS63BN PCGS
82484876
Original $85 Original, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Maine Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Early Copper 1C 1909 1909
Indian
MS64BN PCGS
82484877
Choice $90 Choice Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, A Pretty Piece, Accurately Graded, Maine Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Lincoln
Early Copper 1C 1909VDB 1909-VDB
Lincoln
MS65RB PCGS
81140894
FS-1102 Gem $425 Doubled Die Obverse, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Crystal River Collection. Gem surfaces are the highlight of this attractive 1909 VBD Lincoln cent. Accurately at the MS65 grade level with red/brown luster. There are no blemishes whatsoever after a careful 10x loupe inspection. Doubling on the tail of the second 9 digit in the date is evident. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The label reads, "DDO FS-1102 (012.I). A new quality offering and CherryPickers variety from the Crystal River Collection.
Two Cents
Early Copper 2C 1864 1864
Large Motto
MS64RB NGC
1821243001
Choice $350 Latge Motto, Choice Original, Lots of Red Luster Remaining, Crystal River Collection. A Large Motto example that is well struck and deserving of Red Brown designation. Fields offer an orange copper glow when viewed under bright. Surfaces are blemish free with minor verdigris on the upper reverse. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Crystal River Collection
Early Copper 2C 1864 1864
Large Motto
MS64+BN PCGS
83989894
Gem $395 New May 19! 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
AU58 PCGS
30779958
Choice $1225 Small Motto, Crusty Brown Patina, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Malvern Collection. 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
MS65RB PCGS
16148338
Gem $575 Gem Original, Fiery Red Surfaces under Bright Light, Accurately Graded, Crystal River Collection. I really like this 1865 two cent piece as an outright gem. Regardless of only a Red Brown designation, fields offers a strong red and deep orange glow when viewed under a light source. Strike is complete and surfaces are entirely blemish free. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. If looking for a top quality two cent piece for a high grade type set, then please consider this gem offering from the Crystal River Collection.
Early Copper 2C 1865 1865
MS64BN NGC
2501677001
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
MS65RB
PCGS
84298765
Gem $785 New June 9! 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 $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.
Early Copper 2C 1868 1868
PCGS
81350905
Choice $525 Folded Paper Toning, Choice Original, Copper Red Patina, Accurately Graded, Crystal River Collection. A choice original example struck during 1868. Surfaces appear to have an uneven paper toning with the underlying luster being consistent with the assigned PCGS grade. There are blemishes or verdigris. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A strictly original offering from the Crystal River Collection.
Early Copper 2C 1869 1869
PCGS
24499197
Choice $325 Choice Original, Soft Copper Red Patina, Better Date, Accurately Graded, Crystal River Collection. A slightly better with mintage at slightly over 1.5M. Surfaces offering soft orange luster consistent with the assigned MS63RB grade. The darker toning area on the lower obverse are the result of faint verdigris that enhanced the toning. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A strictly original offering from the Crystal River Collection.
Tokens
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.