Half-Cents and Cents

Half-Cents and Cents

  • 1796 1C Reverse of 1795 Single Leaves BN Large Cent Details NGC XF40
    1796 1C Reverse of 1795 Single Leaves BN Large Cent Details NGC XF40
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755617002

    1796 1C Reverse of 1795 Single Leaves BN Large Cent Details NGC XF40

    $560.00
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  • 1804 1/2 C Plain 4 No Stems BN Half Cent PCGS MS63
    1804 1/2 C Plain 4 No Stems BN Half Cent PCGS MS63
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 516821047

    1804 1/2 C Plain 4 No Stems BN Half Cent PCGS MS63

    $2,970.00
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  • 1804 1C BN Large Cent PCGS VF25
    1804 1C BN Large Cent PCGS VF25
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755697029

    1804 1C BN Large Cent PCGS VF25

    $12,690.00
  • 1805 1C BN Large Cent PCGS VF25
    1805 1C BN Large Cent PCGS VF25
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755775001

    1805 1C BN Large Cent PCGS VF25

    $560.00
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  • 1810 1/2 C BN Half Cent NGC AU55
    1810 1/2 C BN Half Cent NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 516684004

    1810 1/2 C BN Half Cent NGC AU55

    $1,512.00
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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: 756223010

    1811 1/2 C BN Half Cent NGC MS62

    $35,100.00
  • 1812 1C Large Date BN Large Cent PCGS AU53
    1812 1C Large Date BN Large Cent PCGS AU53
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754645002

    1812 1C Large Date BN Large Cent PCGS AU53

    $3,078.00
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  • 1835 1/2 C BN Half Cent NGC MS63
    1835 1/2 C BN Half Cent NGC MS63
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756469001

    1835 1/2 C BN Half Cent NGC MS63

    $510.00
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  • 1850 1C N-7 RB Large Cent NGC MS65
    1850 1C N-7 RB Large Cent NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755734001

    1850 1C N-7 RB Large Cent NGC MS65

    $1,456.00
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  • 1855 1/2C C-1 BN Proof Half Cent PCGS PR63
    1855 1/2C C-1 BN Proof Half Cent PCGS PR63
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756205026

    1855 1/2C C-1 BN Proof Half Cent PCGS PR63

    $4,698.00
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  • 1855 1C Upright 55 RB Large Cent NGC MS65
    1855 1C Upright 55 RB Large Cent NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 504221010

    1855 1C Upright 55 RB Large Cent NGC MS65

    $1,288.00
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  • 1855 Upright 5s RD Large Cent NGC MS65
    1855 Upright 5s RD Large Cent NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755830014

    1855 Upright 5s RD Large Cent NGC MS65

    $4,320.00
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  • 1857 1C Fly Eagle Proof Flying Eagle Cent PCGS PR65
    1857 1C Fly Eagle Proof Flying Eagle Cent PCGS PR65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755094004

    1857 1C Fly Eagle Proof Flying Eagle Cent PCGS PR65

    $25,380.00
  • 1857 1C Flying Eagle Cent PCGS MS65
    1857 1C Flying Eagle Cent PCGS MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756270001

    1857 1C Flying Eagle Cent PCGS MS65

    $3,402.00
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  • 1858 1C Large Letters CAC Flying Eagle Cent PCGS MS64
    1858 1C Large Letters CAC Flying Eagle Cent PCGS MS64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755094003

    1858 1C Large Letters CAC Flying Eagle Cent PCGS MS64

    $2,115.75
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  • 1859 1C Indian Cent NGC MS64
    1859 1C Indian Cent NGC MS64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756291002

    1859 1C Indian Cent NGC MS64

    $1,288.00
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  • 1860 1C Proof Indian Cent NGC PR66
    1860 1C Proof Indian Cent NGC PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 910016071

    1860 1C Proof Indian Cent NGC PR66

    $4,590.00
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  • 1862 1C Indian Cent PCGS MS65
    1862 1C Indian Cent PCGS MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756169004

    1862 1C Indian Cent PCGS MS65

    $1,176.00
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  • 1864 Bronze No L RB Indian Cent NGC MS65
    1864 Bronze No L RB Indian Cent NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755805005

    1864 Bronze No L RB Indian Cent NGC MS65

    $728.00
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  • 1868 1C CA Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR66
    1868 1C CA Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756205058

    1868 1C CA Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR66

    $7,020.00
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  • 1873 1C Open 3 RD Indian Cent PCGS MS66
    1873 1C Open 3 RD Indian Cent PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756270006

    1873 1C Open 3 RD Indian Cent PCGS MS66

    $6,750.00
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  • 1874 1C CA Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR65
    1874 1C CA Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756270022

    1874 1C CA Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR65

    $2,862.00
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  • 1874 1C RD Indian Cent PCGS MS65
    1874 1C RD Indian Cent PCGS MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756270007

    1874 1C RD Indian Cent PCGS MS65

    $2,224.25
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  • 1876 1C RD Indian Cent PCGS MS66
    1876 1C RD Indian Cent PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756270008

    1876 1C RD Indian Cent PCGS MS66

    $5,940.00
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  • 1877 1C BN Indian Cent NGC VF30
    1877 1C BN Indian Cent NGC VF30
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755797003

    1877 1C BN Indian Cent NGC VF30

    $1,681.75
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  • 1877 1C BN Indian Cent PCGS VG8
    1877 1C BN Indian Cent PCGS VG8
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755797002

    1877 1C BN Indian Cent PCGS VG8

    $728.00
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  • 1881 1C RB CAC Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR67
    1881 1C RB CAC Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756270025

    1881 1C RB CAC Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR67

    $3,510.00
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  • 1882 1C RB Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR66
    1882 1C RB Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756270027

    1882 1C RB Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR66

    $1,092.00
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  • 1884 1C RB CAC Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR65
    1884 1C RB CAC Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756291003

    1884 1C RB CAC Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR65

    $644.00
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  • 1887 1C RB Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR66
    1887 1C RB Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756270028

    1887 1C RB Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR66

    $1,064.00
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  • 1887 1C RD Indian Cent PCGS MS66
    1887 1C RD Indian Cent PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756270011

    1887 1C RD Indian Cent PCGS MS66

    $4,860.00
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  • 1891 1C RB Proof Indian Cent NGC PR65
    1891 1C RB Proof Indian Cent NGC PR65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756469003

    1891 1C RB Proof Indian Cent NGC PR65

    $666.40
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  • 1891 1C RD Indian Cent PCGS MS64
    1891 1C RD Indian Cent PCGS MS64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755694001

    1891 1C RD Indian Cent PCGS MS64

    $644.00
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  • 1891 1C RB Indian Cent NGC MS65
    1891 1C RB Indian Cent NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755734004

    1891 1C RB Indian Cent NGC MS65

    $1,008.00
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  • 1898 1C RD Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR66
    1898 1C RD Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756270031

    1898 1C RD Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR66

    $1,400.00
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  • 1900 1C RD Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR66
    1900 1C RD Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756270033

    1900 1C RD Proof Indian Cent PCGS PR66

    $1,708.88
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  • 1909-S 1C Indian BN Indian Cent PCGS AU55
    1909-S 1C Indian BN Indian Cent PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755797008

    1909-S 1C Indian BN Indian Cent PCGS AU55

    $1,008.00
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  • 1909-S 1C VDB BN Lincoln Cent Details NGC XF40
    1909-S 1C VDB BN Lincoln Cent Details NGC XF40
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 504172019

    1909-S 1C VDB BN Lincoln Cent Details NGC XF40

    $1,092.00
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  • 1909-S 1C VDB BN Lincoln Cent PCGS VF35
    1909-S 1C VDB BN Lincoln Cent PCGS VF35
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755694032

    1909-S 1C VDB BN Lincoln Cent PCGS VF35

    $1,288.00
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  • 1909-S 1C VDB BN Lincoln Cent PCGS XF45
    1909-S 1C VDB BN Lincoln Cent PCGS XF45
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755694031

    1909-S 1C VDB BN Lincoln Cent PCGS XF45

    $1,512.00
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  • 1912 1C BN Proof Lincoln Cent PCGS PR65
    1912 1C BN Proof Lincoln Cent PCGS PR65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756091006

    1912 1C BN Proof Lincoln Cent PCGS PR65

    $1,064.00
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  • 1914-D 1C BN Lincoln Cent PCGS VF35
    1914-D 1C BN Lincoln Cent PCGS VF35
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755775005

    1914-D 1C BN Lincoln Cent PCGS VF35

    $644.00
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  • 1916 1C RB CAC Proof Lincoln Cent PCGS PR65
    1916 1C RB CAC Proof Lincoln Cent PCGS PR65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756223001

    1916 1C RB CAC Proof Lincoln Cent PCGS PR65

    $6,210.00
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  • 1922 No D Strong Reverse BN Lincoln Cent PCGS VF30
    1922 No D Strong Reverse BN Lincoln Cent PCGS VF30
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755797013

    1922 No D Strong Reverse BN Lincoln Cent PCGS VF30

    $1,288.00
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  • 1923 1C RD Lincoln Cent PCGS MS65
    1923 1C RD Lincoln Cent PCGS MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756169003

    1923 1C RD Lincoln Cent PCGS MS65

    $420.00
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  • 1931-S 1C RD Lincoln Cent PCGS MS66
    1931-S 1C RD Lincoln Cent PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756015036

    1931-S 1C RD Lincoln Cent PCGS MS66

    $2,278.50
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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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  • 1943 1C Lincoln Cent NGC MS68
    1943 1C Lincoln Cent NGC MS68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754038034

    1943 1C Lincoln Cent NGC MS68

    $2,700.00
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  • 1943 1C Lincoln Cent NGC MS68
    1943 1C Lincoln Cent NGC MS68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754038035

    1943 1C Lincoln Cent NGC MS68

    $2,700.00
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  • 1955 Doubled Die Obverse BN Lincoln Cent PCGS AU50
    1955 Doubled Die Obverse BN Lincoln Cent PCGS AU50
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756382023

    1955 Doubled Die Obverse BN Lincoln Cent PCGS AU50

    $1,898.75
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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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