Half Cents - Draped Bust
1804 SPIKED CHIN Spiked Chin  1/2CNGC AU-58 BN$ 1180

Cents - Liberty
1819 Small Date 1CPCGS MS-64 BN$ 1470
1834 Large 8 Sm St ML 1CPCGS MS-63 BN1770
1837 Feuchtwanger 1CPCGS MS-64 605

Cents - Braided Hair
1849  1CPCGS MS-65 BN$ 1870
1855 Upright 55 1CPCGS MS-65+ RB1470

Cents - Flying Eagle
1857 Flying Eagle 1CPCGS MS-63 $ 940
1858 Large Letters 1CPCGS MS-64 1525

Cents - Indian Head, COPPER-NICKEL
1861  1CPCGS MS-66 $ 1725
1863  1CPCGS MS-63 205

Cents - Indian Head, BRONZE
1878  1CPCGS MS-64 RB$ 575
1889  1CPCGS MS-66 RD6900
1891  1CPCGS MS-65 RD1265
1894 Doubled Date 1CPCGS MS-64 RB3165
1901  1CPCGS MS-65 RD490
1914-D  1CPCGS AU-50 BN1265

Cents - Indian Head, BRONZE, Proof
1885  1CPCGS PR-67 BN$ 2475
1889  1CPCGS PR-65 RD1900

Cents - Lincoln, WHEAT Reverse
1909-S VDB  1CPCGS MS-64 RB$ 1900
1909-S VDB  1CPCGS MS-65 RB3050
1909-S/S S/Horizontal S 1CPCGS MS-65 RD1035
1909 VDB  1CPCGS MS-67 RD835
1912  1CPCGS PR-66 RB2360
1912-D  1CPCGS MS-66 RD3335
1914   1CNGC PF-66+ 4315
1914  1CPCGS PR-66 BN1985
1914-D  1CPCGS MS-65 BN5980
1915-S  1CPCGS MS-65 RD3280
1924-S  1CPCGS MS-65 RB1785
1926-D  1CPCGS MS-65 RD1265
1943-S  1CPCGS MS-68 3365
1946  1CPCGS MS-67 RD665

Cents - Lincoln, BRILLIANT Proof
1942   1CNGC PF-67 $ 2530

Cents - Lincoln, MEMORIAL Reverse
1972 Doubled Die Obverse 1CPCGS MS-66 RD$ 750

Two-Cent Pieces
1864 Large Motto 2CPCGS MS-64 RB$ 315
1868  2CPCGS MS-65 RD2130
1869  2CPCGS MS-66 RB3450


The half cent is the lowest face value coin struck by the United States. Its minting was authorized April 2, 1792. Before the first coin was struck, the Act of January 14, 1793 changed its weight from 132 grains to 104 grains. Minted from 1793 to 1857 with various intermissions in coinage. The weight was again changed to 84 grains January 26, 1796 and the coinage was discontinued by the Act of February 21, 1857. All coins were minted at the Philadelphia Mint. Types minted follow: Liberty Cap Type, Head Facing Left 1793; Head Facing Right, 1794-1797; Draped Bust Type, 1800-1808; Classic Head Type, 1809-1836; Coronet Type, 1840-1857.

Large cents were coined every year from 1793 to 1857 except for 1815 when a lack of copper caused no cents to be produced. They were to be twice the weight of the half cent. All were coined at the Philadelphia Mint. Numerous die varities exist. Types minted follow: Flowing Hair, Chain Type Reverse 1793; Flowing Hair, Wreath Type Reverse 1793; Liberty Cap Type, 1793-1796; Draped Bust Type, 1796-1807; Classic Head Type, 1808-1814; Coronet Type, 1816-1857 (Matron Head, 1816-1835; Young Head, 1835-1857).

Small cents were minted from 1856 to date. The 1856 Eagle Cent was actually a pattern struck to show Congress how the nickel cent would look. It is estimated that 1000 to 2000 pieces were struck in total and all are collected as regular issues because of their widespread popularity. These flying eagle cents were minted from 1856 to 1858. The Indian Head Cent was first struck in 1859. An intersting note is that the "Indian Head" is actually a representation of Liberty wearing an Indian headdress, not an actual Indian. Types minted are: Copper-nickel, Laurel Wreath Reverse 1959; Copper-nickel, Oak Wreath with Shield, 1860-1864; Bronze, 1864-1909.

The 100th anniversary of Lincoln's birth was commemorated with the issuance of the Lincoln Cent designed by Victor D. Brenner. The Lincoln type was the first cent to have the motto, IN GOD WE TRUST. Wheat head reverse Lincoln Cents were minted from 1909-1958. Striking of the MEMORIAL reverse started in 1959 and continues today.

The Act of April 22, 1864 included a provision for the bronze two cent piece. Its composition was .950 copper and .050 tin and zinc. This short-lived series ws struck from 1864 to 1873. All coins were minted at the Philadelphia Mint.