United States Copper (Half, One and Two Cents)

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There are 17 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on December 29, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Colonials
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Half Cents
Early Copper 1/2C 1806 1806
Small 6, No Stems
AU53 PCGS
18269156
Choice $625 Choice for Draped 1/2 Cent Type, Chocolate Brown Coloring, Satiny Luster. Adding early copper to the GFRC price list is proving to be an enjoyable exercise. This 1806 Small 6, No Stems example brings rich chocolate coloring and smooth fields as its main highlights. Reverse die is heavily eroded leading to weakness at the legend. Typical verdigris surrounds the wreath leaves. A solid example that would fill the Draped Bust slot in a type set. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with Small 6, No Stems attribution on the label.
Early Copper 1/2C 1806 1806
Small 6, No Stems
AU50
2231516
Cleaned $350 New December 21! Draped Bust Type, Old Clean, Retoned, Southern Texas Collection. A piece of numismatic history from an era of TPG company proliferation and questionable grading standards. Exhibit A is this 1806 Small 6, No Stem half cent with bold device details. A 10x loupe inspection promptly revealed hairlines and faint porosity along with a retoned coloring that is close to natural for those without sufficient early copper experience. Housed in old National Numismatic Certification holder with straight AU50 grade. Priced accordingly.
Early Copper 1/2C 1832 1832
AU58 PCGS
18418536
C-3 Original $325 Near Choice Original, Twin Lakes Collection. A quality AU58 early copper half cent from the Twin Lakes Collection. Full description shortly.
Early Copper 1/2C 1833 1833
AU55
PCGS OGH
4647820
Gem HOLD
$285
Gem Original, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, CAC Approval. In a time when laborers might make a dollar or two a day, a half cent was not a trivial sum, on the order of a quarter or half dollar in today’s terms if one applies the current minimum wage as a basis for comparison. This is a fully-detailed example with rich texture in Liberty’s coif and boldly-struck leaves within the wreath. Toning is largely even, with plum on the obverse while the reverse tones are more reddish. Fields are smooth and would be described as “hard surfaces” by copper aficionados. With no marks of note, this is an ideal type coin for those looking to extend their horizons beyond U.S. gold and silver. Cohen 1-A, the only die pair for this year. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1/2C 1855 1855
AU58
PCGS
39385135
C-1 Choice HOLD
$250
New December 18! Low Mintage Date, Natural Copper-Gold, Unabraded Surfaces, Lot of Eye Appeal, Twin Lakes Collection. A wonderful candidate for Braided Hair half cent type. One immediately notes the thoroughly pleasing fields that a completely unabraded. Coloring is copper-gold with embedded rose luster. An eye appealing offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Large Cents
Early Copper 1C 1793 1793
Wreath
VG10 PCGS
2267090
Original $7500 New November 19! Flowing Hair Type, Deep Chocolate Brown Coloring, Gen 1.1 Rattler, Osprey Collection. GFRC is thrilled to be offerings its first Flowing Hair cent. One of 63,353 struck for the year with a low survival rate. The GFRC images inadequately capture the in-hand appearance of this copper piece. This deeply toned chocolate brown 1793 Lettered Edge cent is housed in early PCGS Gen 1.1 (1986) holder. The images suggest an obverse ring over the main device. This a lighting reflection due to the holder and dark surfaces. Center obverse verdigris is also amplifer and less pronouced during in-hand and brightly inspection. Planchet integrity is decent with a few marks and darker surface verdigris. From the Osprey Collection.
Early Copper 1C 1794 1794
Head of 1794
EF40 PCGS
37957923
S-49 Choice $5950 Head of 1794 S-49, Later Die State, Uniform Chocolate Brown, Pleasing Surfaces, Ospret Collection. An attractive 1794 large cent with the Head of 1794 obverse design. Smooth surfaces are pleasing along with the uniform deep chocolate brown patina. The Sheldon-49 die pairing features a short distance between LIBE(R)TY and the top hair curls. A notable diagnostic also includes a vertical die crack through the left upright of E. A special offering from the Osprey Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Early Copper 1C 1794 1794
Head of 1794
VF30 PCGS
36125640
Original $2350 New December 29! Head of 1794, Uniform Chocolate Brown Patina, Near-Choice Original, Palos Verdes Collection. The 1794 (Head of 794) design variety is ideal for filling in the Flowing Hair large cent slot in your early type set. This design version is the more common of the Heads of 1793, 1794, and 1795, therefore being more available and less inexpensive. As with all early copper, planchet quality and strike are the key parameters. This new Palos Verdes Collection example has uniform chocolate brown coloring though the GFRC images might suggest some color gradient. That gradient is lighting reflections during photography. The planchet has uniform micro-porosity that is typical for large early copper pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with "Head of 1794" designation on label.
Early Copper 1C 1801 1801
1/000
F12 NGC
3607024001
S-223 Original $800 1/000, Obverse Cuds, Smooth Planchet, Even Brown, Some Verdigris, Osprey Collection. Electoral challenges date back to the early days of the United States. During 1801, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr were tied in the electoral college during Presidential election. We know who ultimately won! This 1/000 Sheldon-223 was struck that year. Fairly graded with a smooth planchet. Overall coloring is natural brown with some shade variations on the obverse that my camera insists on capturing. Obverse cud at LIBE(RT)Y is bold. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Label reads 1/000 S-223. From the Osprey Collection.
Early Copper 1C 1805 1805
VF25 PCGS
36841606
S-267 Choice $625 New December 7! Early Draped Bust Type, Ebony-Brown Coloring, Well Preserved. A well preserved Sheldon 267 large cent that would be ideal as a Draped Bust type coin selection. Thoroughly pleasing to the eyes with contrasting ebony-brown fields and lighter primary devices. Device details are bold and well executed. The left obverse field has a few scattered ticks while the reverse is unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and worthy of special consideration.
Early Copper 1C 1819(8) 1819-(8)
50BN NGC
3298645003
Choice HOLD
$370
Brilliant Steely Luster, Bright Light Eye Candy, Ideal Coronet Head Type.. A wonderful 1819(8) large date example as Coronet Head type. Brilliant steely luster and shimmering cartwheels are most appealing. Copper coloring has embedded rose and blue shades. Obverse die rust is apparent at the upper stars. Strike is nearly complete with only light weakness on the wreath leaves to note. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Part of a wonderful early type set recently purchased from a Rhode Island collector.
Early Copper 1C 1831 1831
Large Letters
MS62BN
NGC
1745302001
N-7 Choice $925 Large Letters Reverse, Well Struck, Choice Surfaces, Ideal Coronet Head Type Coin. Adding early U.S. copper to the price list requires well above average eye appeal to be at hand. In other words, I must like an early copper piece to the point of desire for my own collection. That is a high bar and the case with this enchanting 1831 large cent. Though having a Brown designation, the reverse is close to full Red while the obverse has orange and violet shades. Strike is essentially complete with only a few stars lacking full definition. Surfaces are free of abrasions. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 1990s timeframe with pristine reverse hologram. CAC approval is warranted. The NGC label captures the attribution with "Large Letters, N-7".
Early Copper 1C 1837 1837
Head of 1838
AU58 PCGS
32041273
Original $390 Coronet Head Type, Head of 1838 Worn Dies, Frosty Red Luster, Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. A quality AU58 early copper large cent offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. Full description shortly.
Early Copper 1C 1838 1838
62+BN
PCGS
37826074
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 Atlanta ANA pre-show. 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 holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1C 1847 1847
AU50 PCGS
34373367
Cleaned $95 Accurately Graded, Environmental Damage, Glossy Surfaces, AU Details, Copper Harbor Collection. Accurately certified as having environmental damage. Surfaces are unnatural with glossy luster. Freshly graded by GFRC and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Copper Harbor Collection; a substantial offering of AU through Mint State large cents purchased in the 1990s from Stacks. Priced consistent with the PCGS designation.
Early Copper 1C 1851 1851
MS62BN PCGS
34373370
Choice $310 Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Worn Dies, Uniform Chocolate Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, Copper Harbor Collection. 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. Freshly graded by GFRC and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Copper Harbor Collection; a substantial offering of AU through Mint State large cents purchased in the 1990s from Stacks.
Early Copper 1C 1851 1851
AU58 PCGS
16662784
Original $210 Braided Hair Type, Mostly Brown Coloring, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011 holder. A quality AU58 early copper large cent offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. Full description shortly.
Early Copper 1C 1857 1857
Large Date
AU58 PCGS
34373374
Original $395 Original Surfaces, Light Brown-Gold Coloring, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Copper Harbor Collection. Last year of issue with tiny mintage of 35,180. An original 1857 Large Date example with light brown-gold surfaces. Accurately graded and pleasing. Freshly graded by GFRC and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Copper Harbor Collection; a substantial offering of AU through Mint State large cents purchased in the 1990s from Stacks.
Early Copper 1C 1857 1857
Large Date
AU58 PCGS
33297537
Choice $435 Large Date, Rich Chocolate Brown Patina, Well Struck, Pleasing Eye Appeal, Twin Lakes Collection. Final year of issue with choice surfaces and rich chocolate brown toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A quality AU58 large cent from the Twin Lakes Collection. Full description shortly.
Two Cents
Early Copper 2C 1871 1871
AU58
PCGS
32840608
Choice $295 New December 18! End of Series Date, Copper-Brown and Gold, Fully Struck, Twin Lakes Collection. Handling a quality Two Cent piece is always a learning experience. 1871 brought a reduction in mintage to under 1,000,000 though many survived at the AU and Mint State grade levels. This choice survivor features copper-gold coloring with an olive reverse center. Strike is complete with deeply impressed vertical and horizontal shield lines. An excellent type coin for those pursuing CAC approved Everyman type sets. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Tokens
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