United States Copper (Half, One and Two Cents)

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There are 10 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on February 20, 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.
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 1820 1820
Large Date
N-14 Choice $1500 Noyce-14, Cracked Obverse, Steely-Frosted Luster, Near-Gem Original. This FUN2024 consignment brings a distinctive flair to the early copper price list given the lighter chocolate brown toning. When placed under a bright, the brown coloration reveals deep violet hues and peripheral gold. Luster falls into the steely-frosted spectrum. An essentially unabraded specimen of the N-14 die pairing with a heavily cracked obverse. Die cracks from a concentric ring through the stars. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1C 1838 1838
Choice $700 New February 20! 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
New April 9! First Rate Eye Appeal, Sparkling Frost Luster, Blue Highlights. Let's start this description for this first rate 1853 large cent with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation, especially for those seeking premium coins. Though the GFRC images are accurate color wise, they are still unable to illustrate the granular frosted luster that sparkles under a bright light. Surfaces are pristine and more than consistent with the certified grade. 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
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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