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1802 1C VF35BN PCGS #1470

Robert Scot designed this coin of Miss Liberty with mintage commencing in 1796 and continuing until 1807. It is one of the more common dates with a mintage of over 3 million. This coin has an even chocolate coloration and nice strong strike.

1883 5C No CENTS MS65 PCGS #3841

The redesigning of the five cent piece in 1883 was another collossal blunder by the mint's engraving staff. The "NO CENTS", "Racketter Nickel" variety depicted here was widely gold plated and passed as a gold half eagle. This specimen is from the famed Eliasberg Collection.

1806 1/2C Large 6, Stems VF35BN PCGS #1099

Mintage: 239,000. Draped Bust. Designed by Robert Scot. Large quantities exist from the Chapman Hoard, some red. This VF35 example is chocolate brown with even wear and good strike. Large 6 with Stems variety.

1806 1/2C Large 6, Stems VF35BN PCGS #1099

Mintage: 239,000. Draped Bust. Designed by Robert Scot. Large quantities exist from the Chapman Hoard, some red. This VF35 example is chocolate brown with even wear and good strike. Large 6 with Stems variety.

1835 1/2C MS65BN PCGS #1168

Boldly struck with clean, mark-free surfaces. Some spotty red areas, possibly from the Elmer Sears hoard. Designed and modified by William Kneass. A scarce issues in MS65

1835 1/2C MS65BN PCGS #1168

Boldly struck with clean, mark-free surfaces. Some spotty red areas, possibly from the Elmer Sears hoard. Designed and modified by William Kneass. A scarce issues in MS65

1855 1/2C MS64RB PCGS #1234

Mintage:56,500. Coronet Type designed by Christian Gobrecht. Lustrous near red surfaces adorn the obverse with spotty red reverse. Possibly from a hoard of pieces distributed by Pittsburgh dealer A. C. Giles. A scarce issues residing in an old green holder.

1855 1/2C MS64RB PCGS #1234

Mintage:56,500. Coronet Type designed by Christian Gobrecht. Lustrous near red surfaces adorn the obverse with spotty red reverse. Possibly from a hoard of pieces distributed by Pittsburgh dealer A. C. Giles. A scarce issues residing in an old green holder.

1802 1C VF35BN PCGS #1470

Robert Scot designed this coin of Miss Liberty with mintage commencing in 1796 and continuing until 1807. It is one of the more common dates with a mintage of over 3 million. This coin has an even chocolate coloration and nice strong strike.

1802 1C VF35BN PCGS #1470

Robert Scot designed this coin of Miss Liberty with mintage commencing in 1796 and continuing until 1807. It is one of the more common dates with a mintage of over 3 million. This coin has an even chocolate coloration and nice strong strike.

1810 1C XF40BN PCGS #1549

While difficult to find without deficiencies, this nicely, chocolate toned issue has good strike on an unusually well made planchet with even surfaces. Most Classic cent are plagued by poorly made planchets and poor strikes.

1810 1C XF40BN PCGS #1549

While difficult to find without deficiencies, this nicely, chocolate toned issue has good strike on an unusually well made planchet with even surfaces. Most Classic cent are plagued by poorly made planchets and poor strikes.

1818 1C MS64RB PCGS #1601

Note the die break "connected stars". This coin was most likely part of the Randall Hoard. Well preserved and nearly mark free.

1818 1C MS64RB PCGS #1601

Note the die break "connected stars". This coin was most likely part of the Randall Hoard. Well preserved and nearly mark free.

1853 1C MS64RD PCGS #1903

Cartwheel lustre and amazingly red color. Looks like it was minted yeasterday

1853 1C MS64RD PCGS #1903

Cartwheel lustre and amazingly red color. Looks like it was minted yeasterday

1858 1C Large Letters MS64 PCGS #2019

Due to the rising expense of making large copper cents the small flying eagle cent was designed and began production in 1856

1858 1C Large Letters MS64 PCGS #2019

Due to the rising expense of making large copper cents the small flying eagle cent was designed and began production in 1856

1908-S 1C MS65RD PCGS #2234

First cent struck at a branch mint. The "S" mint mark was added to the reverse of this beautiful, red and lustrous example. It looks just like it was minted yesterday.

1908-S 1C MS65RD PCGS #2234

First cent struck at a branch mint. The "S" mint mark was added to the reverse of this beautiful, red and lustrous example. It looks just like it was minted yesterday.

1909 VDB 1C MS66RD PCGS #2425

Honoring Abraham Lincoln's 100th birthday the cent was redesigned in 1909. The tiny reverse VDB initials for designer Victor D. Brenner caused an uproar resulting in their removal the same year.

1909 VDB 1C MS66RD PCGS #2425

Honoring Abraham Lincoln's 100th birthday the cent was redesigned in 1909. The tiny reverse VDB initials for designer Victor D. Brenner caused an uproar resulting in their removal the same year.

1865 2C MS65RD PCGS #3584

The two cent piece was produced to make up the slack in the hoarding of silver and gold coinage. Only partly successful due to eventual hoarding of all metal U. S. coinage during the war.

1865 2C MS65RD PCGS #3584

The two cent piece was produced to make up the slack in the hoarding of silver and gold coinage. Only partly successful due to eventual hoarding of all metal U. S. coinage during the war.

1866 3CN MS65 PCGS #3732

Big nickel interest influenced Congress to produce a new nickel three cent piece. Mainly used for purchase of postage stamps and finally discontinued in 1889.

1866 3CN MS65 PCGS #3732

Big nickel interest influenced Congress to produce a new nickel three cent piece. Mainly used for purchase of postage stamps and finally discontinued in 1889.

1851-O 3CS MS64 PCGS #3665

Only silver three cent piece minted in New Orleans. This denomination circulated widely when other small silver coinage was being melted and exported. Being only 75% silver and 25% copper the alloy was know as billion and worth less than 3 cents, thus our first subsidiary coinage. Note the bold "O" mint mark.

1851-O 3CS MS64 PCGS #3665

Only silver three cent piece minted in New Orleans. This denomination circulated widely when other small silver coinage was being melted and exported. Being only 75% silver and 25% copper the alloy was know as billion and worth less than 3 cents, thus our first subsidiary coinage. Note the bold "O" mint mark.

1872 5C PR65 PCGS #3826

With vitually no silver or gold coins circulating the mint chose to strike 5-cent nickel piece similar to their 3-piece cousins. Difficulty with the hardness of the metal many specimens show cracked dies, clash marks, and other mint errors. This coin Is a proof DDO, a very unusual proof with all 500 coins from one die.

1872 5C PR65 PCGS #3826

With vitually no silver or gold coins circulating the mint chose to strike 5-cent nickel piece similar to their 3-piece cousins. Difficulty with the hardness of the metal many specimens show cracked dies, clash marks, and other mint errors. This coin Is a proof DDO, a very unusual proof with all 500 coins from one die.

1883 5C No CENTS MS65 PCGS #3841

The redesigning of the five cent piece in 1883 was another collossal blunder by the mint's engraving staff. The "NO CENTS", "Racketter Nickel" variety depicted here was widely gold plated and passed as a gold half eagle. This specimen is from the famed Eliasberg Collection.

1883 5C No CENTS MS65 PCGS #3841

The redesigning of the five cent piece in 1883 was another collossal blunder by the mint's engraving staff. The "NO CENTS", "Racketter Nickel" variety depicted here was widely gold plated and passed as a gold half eagle. This specimen is from the famed Eliasberg Collection.

1876 25C PR65 PCGS #5577

Spectacular blue electric toning adorns the obverse and reverse.

1876 25C PR65 PCGS #5577

Spectacular blue electric toning adorns the obverse and reverse.