Half-Cents and Cents

Half-Cents and Cents

  • 1793 1C S-14 Liberty Cap BN Large Cent NGC VF30
    1793 1C S-14 Liberty Cap BN Large Cent NGC VF30
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754024020

    1793 1C S-14 Liberty Cap BN Large Cent NGC VF30

    $45,900.00
  • 1793 CHAIN 1C AMERICA BN Large Cent NGC 15
    1793 CHAIN 1C AMERICA BN Large Cent NGC 15
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753837082

    1793 CHAIN 1C AMERICA BN Large Cent NGC 15

    $19,440.00
  • 1797 1/2 C LE Low Head C-3b BN Half Cent NGC VF20
    1797 1/2 C LE Low Head C-3b BN Half Cent NGC VF20
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 752301001

    1797 1/2 C LE Low Head C-3b BN Half Cent NGC VF20

    $9,720.00
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  • 1798 Second Hair Style BN Large Cent PCGS MS62
    1798 Second Hair Style BN Large Cent PCGS MS62
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 503921001

    1798 Second Hair Style BN Large Cent PCGS MS62

    $12,420.00
  • 1802 1C BN Large Cent PCGS XF40
    1802 1C BN Large Cent PCGS XF40
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753587001

    1802 1C BN Large Cent PCGS XF40

    $1,344.00
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  • 1811 1/2 C BN Half Cent NGC MS62
    1811 1/2 C BN Half Cent NGC MS62
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 752301002

    1811 1/2 C BN Half Cent NGC MS62

    $48,600.00
  • 1817 13 Stars BN CAC Large Cent NGC AU58
    1817 13 Stars BN CAC Large Cent NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753659001

    1817 13 Stars BN CAC Large Cent NGC AU58

    $784.00
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  • 1833 1C BN Large Cent NGC MS63
    1833 1C BN Large Cent NGC MS63
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 502600013

    1833 1C BN Large Cent NGC MS63

    $1,400.00
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  • 1859 1C Indian Cent NGC MS65
    1859 1C Indian Cent NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 752148005

    1859 1C Indian Cent NGC MS65

    $2,441.25
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  • 1861 1C Indian Cent NGC MS66
    1861 1C Indian Cent NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753691062

    1861 1C Indian Cent NGC MS66

    $2,495.50
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  • 1864 Bronze No L RD Indian Cent NGC MS65
    1864 Bronze No L RD Indian Cent NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753837084

    1864 Bronze No L RD Indian Cent NGC MS65

    $1,176.00
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  • 1868 1C BN Indian Cent NGC MS64
    1868 1C BN Indian Cent NGC MS64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753837085

    1868 1C BN Indian Cent NGC MS64

    $560.00
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  • 1872 1C RD Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR64
    1872 1C RD Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753837099

    1872 1C RD Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR64

    $2,061.50
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  • 1873 Closed 3 RB Proof Indian Cent NGC PR65
    1873 Closed 3 RB Proof Indian Cent NGC PR65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 752094001

    1873 Closed 3 RB Proof Indian Cent NGC PR65

    $924.00
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  • 1877 1C RB CAC Indian Cent NGC MS65
    1877 1C RB CAC Indian Cent NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 503911059

    1877 1C RB CAC Indian Cent NGC MS65

    $18,900.00
  • 1879 1C RD Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR64
    1879 1C RD Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753691030

    1879 1C RD Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR64

    $672.00
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  • 1885 1C RB Indian Cent NGC MS65
    1885 1C RB Indian Cent NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753728043

    1885 1C RB Indian Cent NGC MS65

    $868.00
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  • 1889 1C RD NGC Plus Indian Cent NGC MS66+
    1889 1C RD NGC Plus Indian Cent NGC MS66+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753595026

    1889 1C RD NGC Plus Indian Cent NGC MS66+

    $8,910.00
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  • 1909-S 1C Lincoln RD Lincoln Cent NGC MS66
    1909-S 1C Lincoln RD Lincoln Cent NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 751272005

    1909-S 1C Lincoln RD Lincoln Cent NGC MS66

    $3,078.00
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  • 1909-S 1C VDB BN Genuine Lincoln Cent Genuine PCGS VF20
    1909-S 1C VDB BN Genuine Lincoln Cent Genuine PCGS VF20
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 516511050

    1909-S 1C VDB BN Genuine Lincoln Cent Genuine PCGS VF20

    $896.00
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  • 1943 1C Lincoln Cent NGC MS68
    1943 1C Lincoln Cent NGC MS68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 751822002

    1943 1C Lincoln Cent NGC MS68

    $2,700.00
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  • 1958-D 1C RD NGC Plus Lincoln Cent NGC MS67+
    1958-D 1C RD NGC Plus Lincoln Cent NGC MS67+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753630003

    1958-D 1C RD NGC Plus Lincoln Cent NGC MS67+

    $1,512.00
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Half Cents and Cents:

The Coinage Act of 1792 established that the United States needed a minting facility of it’s own, that the Dollar should be the standard unit of its coinage and that the Half Cents, Cents, Half Dimes, Dimes, Quarter Dollars, Half Dollars, Dollars, and three sizes of gold coins – Quarter Eagles, Half Eagles and Eagle coins - should all be struck by the Mint. President Washington agreed and supported the establishment of a United States Mint and the Coinage Act, but he did not want his likeness to be placed on the nation’s coins as he had fought a war with a country whose King was on its coinage.

The earliest circulating American coins were struck in 1793 and those were copper Half Cents and Large Cents. Even though the coins had an uncomplicated design – an allegorical representation of Liberty on the obverse and the phrases “United States of America” and the denominations “Half Cent” or “One Cent” on the reverse - there were still numerous types of each struck. The obverses and reverses of each denomination were the same except for the size of the coins and the denomination stated. Half Cents contained one half-cent’s worth of copper and Large Cents had one-cent’s worth of copper.

Both series were issued from 1793 to 1857 and during that last year, the Half Cent denomination was eliminated, and the Cent coin design was changed, and the size was reduced. There are different styles of designs for both Half Cents and Large Cents including the famous “Chain Cent” which displays a chain of 13 links, representing the 13 original Colonies. Both of these denominations of copper coins are avidly and eagerly collected by date or by variety.

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