1793 1/2c PCGS/CAC VF20

America's First Half Cent

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Item sold in auction: Internet Auction #1066.
Closed On: Sunday, May 26, 2019 8:00 PM.
For: $12,500.

1793 1/2c PCGS/CAC VF20

DLRC #: 1793641 // PCGS #: 1000

A choice example of this first year of issue copper half cent. High end for the grade, the wear is quite even across the obverse with some slight weakness in the center of the reverse that's only worth mentioning for accuracy. CAC approved for quality.

  • Category Early Copper
  • Series Half Cents
  • Type Liberty Cap, Head Facing Left
  • Years for Type 1793
  • Strike Business
  • Denomination Half Cent
  • Mint Location Philadelphia
  • Designer Joseph Wright
  • Composition Copper
  • Weight 6.74g
  • Edge Type Lettered Edge (TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR)
  • Mintage 35,334
Title Price Realized Date Sold
1793 1/2c PCGS/CAC VF20 BN (OGH Rattler Holder) $13,750.00 11/28/2016
1793 1/2c PCGS MS62 BN (Cohen 3) $53,900.00 12/17/2018
1793 1/2c NGC/CAC AU58 BN $36,000.00 03/17/2008
1793 1/2c PCGS XF40 (C-1; Rarity 3+) $19,000.00 08/17/2009
1793 1/2c PCGS VF30 (Bent Cap, Bunched Leaves) $14,500.00 01/30/2012