Classic Head Half Cent
1809 Half cents has bust of Liberty facing left and a wreath on the reverse. The key dates of this type are 1831 and 1836. 1809 half cents include interesting varieties such as 9 over inverted 9. The year 1811 features Wide and Close dates, plus an unofficial restrike that combines an obverse of 1811 with a reverse from the Draped Bust type. In 1828, engravers forgot to add the correct number of stars to one obverse die, resulting in the “12 Stars” variety. Half cents from 1832 – 1835 are the common dates, especially the 1835, resulting from the discovery of a small hoard of Uncirculated examples. The first proof half cents were made in 1831 and restrikes were made later of both the 1831 and 1836 dates. The 1837 half cent is a token issued privately as part of the Hard Time Token series.