1/2 Cent USA (1776 - ) Copper

1/2 Cent
Issue year(s):
1809 -1836

Catalog reference:

Classic Head Half Cents

Early Copper Half Penny (1809-1836)

Designer – Engraver: John Reich
Metal Composition: 100% Copper
Diameter: 23.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 5.44 grams

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1834 C-1 R1 MS63. Very attractive lustrous light olive and chocolate with overtones of darker bluish steel on the reverse. About 25% of the planchet retains original mint red, mostly on the reverse. The fields are hard and slightly reflective thanks to new, nicely polished dies. This piece off ...

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1833 C-1 R5 as a Proof PCGS graded PR63 Red & Brown. PCGS graded Proof 63 Red & Brown. Mellowing mint red shifting to light bluish steel and olive on the devices, about half the red remaining. The strike is needle-sharp and the fields are nicely reflective on both sides. There are a half dozen ...

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1829 C-1 R1 MS63. Lustrous chocolate brown with delicate overtones of bluish steel on the obverse. Nearly 10% of the faded mint color remains intact on the obverse and at least half of the reverse displays slightly brighter mint color. A small splash of darker olive brown toning on the neck an ...

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1825 C-1 R3 AU50+. Rotated Reverse. Very attractive frosty medium brown with slightly darker steel brown and chocolate toning on the highpoints. The fields are satiny and lustrous. An arc of tiny splashes of slightly darker toning reaches from the date counterclockwise through stars 13-9. Clos ...

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1809 C-6 R1 Fair-2. Tab Double Strike. A couple points sharper, especially on the reverse, but the surfaces are granular and the obverse is covered with fine pinscratches. The scratches are old and all are blended nicely into the dark steel and olive toning. No verdigris. The date is complete ...

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1809 C-6 R1 F12. Tab Double Strike. Slightly sharper but there is a small spot of very light corrosion close under star 8. Otherwise this piece is smooth and very attractive for the grade. Glossy light chocolate with lighter steel brown toning in protected areas on the reverse. MDS. The revers ...
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