Small Cents – Lincoln Cent, Bronze, Wheat Ears Reverse, 1909-1958

Description: The Lincoln cent has been a favorite of collectors for many years. Part of the appeal lies in the fact that it is the...

Small Cents – 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln Cent

Description:The first year issue of perhaps one of the most popular and enduring designs in US Coinage. The new coin featured a portrait of...

Small Cents – Indian Head Cent, Bronze, 1864-1909

Description: The small "white cents", so-called because of their light color compared to that of the older large cents, had at first escaped the hoarding...

Small Cents – Indian Head Cent, Copper-Nickel, 1860-1864

Description: James B. Longacre's Indian Head design for the cent debuted in 1859. The previous Flying Eagle design had been minted for only three years...

Small Cents – Indian Head Cent 1859 COPPER-NICKEL Laurel Wreath Reverse

Description: The Indian Head one-cent coin was produced by the United States Mint from 1859 through 1909. It was designed by James Barton Longacre, the...

Small Cents – One Cent Flying Eagle, 1856-1858

Description: By the early 1850s copper availability was limited, and the price of the raw metal rose to the point that the Mint lost money...

Large Cents – Braided Hair Cent, 1839-1857

Description: Liberty Head Large cents were produced from 1816 through 1857. Modifications were made to the Matron Head style starting in the mid-1830s, and the...

Large Cents – Modified Matron Head Cent, 1836-1839

Description: Continuous modifications were made to the Matron Head cent starting in the mid-1830s, and the transitional nature of the changes has resulted in differences...

Large Cents – Matron Head Large Cent, 1816-1835

Description: The Classic Head cents had been coined through 1814, but because of a copper shortage no cents were made in 1815; the only year...

Large Cents – Classic Head Cent 1808-1814

Description: Robert Patterson, an Irish immigrant, was a schoolmaster, shopkeeper, and mathematician, the teacher of the man who later surveyed the original boundaries of the...

Large Cents – Draped Bust Cent, 1796-1807

Description: Copper cents in the early years of the country had a checkered history. The large cents were not the most easily handled, but they...

Large Cents – Liberty Cap Cent, 1793-1796

Description: The Liberty Cap design by Joseph Wright was derived from what today is likely one of the most popular early medals, the Libertas Americana...

Large Cents – 1793 Wreath Cent

Description: The Chain cents produced early in 1793 received immediate criticism. The obverse Liberty was considered an unflattering portrait of the symbol of freedom, particularly...

Large Cents – 1793 Chain Cent – America Reverse

Description:Chain Cents were struck only briefly in 1793, replaced by the more available Wreath Cent type, presumably due to contemporary criticism of the chain...

Large Cents – 1793 Chain Cent – Ameri. Reverse

Description: Considered the first Chain cent produced, and struck between February 27th and March 12th, 1793, the first coinage of the fledgling United States Mint...

Half Cents – Braided Hair Half Cent, 1840-1857

By 1809 the half cent was not a denomination as frequently used in commerce as was the cent and various foreign coins that circulated...

Half Cents – Classic Head Half Cent, 1809-1836

Description: Robert Patterson, a respected scholar with ties to President Thomas Jefferson, was appointed Director of the U.S. Mint in 1805. As Director, he was...

Half Cents – Draped Bust Half Cent, 1800-1808

Description: Half cents were authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, were first produced in 1793, but were not popular with the public....

Half Cents – Liberty Cap Half Cent, Head Facing Right, Small Head, 1795-1797

Description: Though 1794 half cents are sometimes included in the Liberty Cap, Head Facing Right type, there are differences that distinguish that date from half...

Half Cents – 1794 Half Cent Liberty Cap Head Facing Right- Large Head

The half cent coin was produced in the United States from 1793-1857. The half-cent piece was made of 100% copper. It was slightly smaller...

Half Cents – 1793 Flowing Hair Half Cent

Description: The 1793 Liberty Cap has obvious significance as the first Half Cent produced by the Mint, and is also a highly coveted one-year type....

The Denis W. Loring Collection of 1793 Large Cents featured in Heritage’s FUN Platinum...

Early American copper rarities cross the block Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL, as part Heritage’s FUN series of...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Gem Quality 1793 Chain Cent To be Auctioned

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #148 ….. On Thursday, Jan. 24,...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins for less than $500 each, Part 1;...

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #170 ….. The purpose here is...

Missouri Cabinet of Finest Known Half Cents to be Sold by Goldbergs. VIDEO: 3:46

R. Tettenhorst, Owner, Missouri Cabinet Collection Interviewer: David Lisot....... This Half Cent collection has amazed collectors of Early American Copper coins for its completeness and quality. Hear...
Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 1: Small Cents

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th-Century Type Set, Part 1: Small Cents

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Today, we’d like to discuss building a truly remarkable 20th-century US Type set. Type sets enable you...

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 15: Two Cent Pieces

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #283 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds....   Like Three Cent nickels, Two...

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Half Cents and Large Cents, by Q. David Bowers. The 576-page book (number 19...

COOL COINS! EAC Coin Convention 2015 Sheldon Variety Large Cents – VIDEO: 7:59

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com at the 2015 EAC Coin Convention. Lucas Baldridge, Sheldon 1, Mark Borckardt, Sheldon 1, Steve Carr, Sheldon 15, William Eckberg, Sheldon 242, Steven Ellworth, Sheldon...

Is the Naftzger-Blay 1807/6 the only Gem Quality & Full Red ‘Early Date’ Large...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics:News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #292 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds.... At...