1793 1/2C, BN MS (PCGS# 1000)
The January 2013 Americana Sale
Lot Number: 13104
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Deep golden-tan surfaces appear glossy and hard to the naked eye, though low magnification reveals a trace of faint microporosity here and there; the typical 1793 half cent is apt to be several grades lower and far more granular than the present beauty. No marks of consequence can be seen, even under low magnification, making for a pleasing coin that meets the stringent qualifications of the grade admirably. A one-year-only design type with Flowing Hair portrait of Liberty to left -- all half cent issues, 1794 to 1808, have Liberty's various head styles facing right. If a world-class cabinet of high-grade half cents is currently in your plans, you will do well to start right here at the beginning of the denomination with a coin of world-class caliber in both appearance and physical quality.