United States Copper (Half, One and Two Cents)

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There are 8 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on July 3, 2024

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
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Half Cents
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.
Large Cents
Early Copper 1C 1838 1838
Choice $700 Satiny Luster, Uniform Chocolate Brown Coloring, Super Eye Appeal. GFRC is always in the hunt for superior early copper with huge eye appeal and CAC approval. This chocolate brown 1838 Coronet large cent was an immediate buy decision at the Spring Atlanta ANA pre-show and returned as a GFRC buyback. Bright light viewing exposes satiny luster on both sides along with embedded blues that add charm. Surface are fully choice and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
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 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
Gem $4600 New July 3! Superb Gem Proof Strike, Intricately Detailed, Sharp Reflective Mirrors, Ex D.L. Hansen . Those collectors pursuing Civil War era type should give this magnificent 1864 proof 2 Cent piece careful consideration. A D.L. Hansen Collection piece with sharp reflective mirrors and substantial eye appeal. As with most silver and copper proof strike, bright light viewing is where the mirrors and intense colors will be discovered. This is the case here. Moderate rose toning is accentuated by reflective mirrors on the obverse while the reverse is intensely sharp with aquamarine shades on the wreath and upper left quadrant. Surfaces are pristine with only an as made planchet flaw seen to the left of the lower left arrow feathers. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Ex D.L.Hansen with special silver pedigree label that has a bar code on the reverse.
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.
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