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1797-1857 U.S. Half Cent Collection of (33)

Lot Number 1004

Quantity: Bid Starts: 04/26/2019 12:00:00 
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The smallest denomination of U.S. coinage is also among the toughest to find in desirable condition. Issued over the period 1793-1857, Half Cent coins were struck in relatively small quantities, with just two dates exceeding the million mark. To those unfamiliar with the history of coin production or collecting, a million might sound like a big number, but it is dwarfed by today's standards with annual mintages in the billions. In light of their scarcity and significant value, half cents are typically offered on an individual basis, making this 1797-1857 lot of (33) different dates/varieties a truly fantastic opportunity to circumvent a long and painstaking process of hunting and bargaining for acceptable examples. Housed in a premium Dansco album, this collection of early American coins boasts generally pleasing examples, with:


(1) Liberty Cap: 1797 (AG)


(10) Draped Bust: 1800 (GD); 1803 (VG); 1804 "plain 4, no stems" (VF+); 1804 "crosslet 4, with stems" (VG) reverse scratched; 1805 "medium 5, no stems", porous, shows VG details; 1805 "large 5, with stems" (VG+); 1806 "small 6, no stems" (FN); 1806 "large 6, with stems (VG); 1807 (VG); 1808 (GD)


(14) Classic Head: 1809 "circle inside 0" (VG), 1809 "9 over 6" (FN), 1809 "normal date" (VG), 1810 (FN), 1811 (GD), 1825 (VF), 1826 (VF+), 1828 "13 stars" (VF+), 1828 "12 stars" (FN), 1829 (VF), 1832 (VF), 1833 (VF), 1834 (VF), 1835 (VF)


(8) Braided Hair: 1849 (XF), 1850 (VF), 1851 (AU), 1853 (VG), 1854 (XF+), 1855 (VF), 1856 (XF), 1857 (XF)



 
 
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