Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

    Description

    Amazing 1793 Half Cent
    AU58, C-2, B-2

    1793 1/2 C AU58 NGC. C-2, B-2, R.3. Obverse: L in LIBERTY is low, and TY is very low; the cap has three elaborate folds or wrinkles; the date is almost in a straight line at the top; and a defect is present as a spur at the top left of the 9. Reverse: There are 15 leaves on each branch; there is a large centered dot between HALF and CENT; the long fraction bar is bent downwards; and the 2 in the denominator nearly touches the left ribbon end.
    Walter Breen, in his Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents, writes that the first half cent delivery of 7,000 pieces occurred on July 20, 1793. A second group of 24,934 coins followed on July 26, and a final batch of 3,400 on September 18, giving a grand total of 35,334 half cents.
    This one-year type coin is usually available only in lower grades, particularly from Fair to Very Fine. Extremely Fine pieces are located with patience and searching, as are examples in lower About Uncirculated. High-end AU and Mint State specimens are elusive.
    This is an amazing near-Mint State example that displays light to medium golden-orange patination and a good amount of luster. An attentive strike leaves strong definition on the well centered design elements. There are no marks of consequence on either side, and some minute die rust on the lower obverse does not detract from the coin's outstanding eye appeal. The reverse is rotated a few degrees clockwise relative to the obverse. Connoisseurs of early half cents will not want to miss out on this infrequent high-grade offering. Census: 17 in 58, 15 finer (11/08). EAC 45.
    From The James Mossman Collection.
    See: Video Lot Description(Registry values: P8) (NGC ID# 2222, PCGS# 1000)


    View all of [The James Mossman Collection ]

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,068

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 27 days left to consign to the 2017 June 7 - 12 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Rock & Roll with Heritage into the 21st century of numismatics.
    J.P. ,
    Euclid, OH
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $11,086,652
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,407,045
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    REALIZED $1,283,993