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Coins Certified as of 8/31

Half Cents with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1793-1857)

Number of Required Coins : 55

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 63.756

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The half cent was one of the first denominations struck at the new United States Mint. This coin was first made in 1793, only months after the Large cents were introduced. It is a series filled with rarities, including both major varieties of 1796. Full red examples are almost impossible from the early years, and it’s not until the 1828 issue that the first MS65RD specimen still survives. Many dates of this series exist in a proof-only format, but some collectors include those issues with their mint state collection.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% Complete%RDGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 The Missouri Cabinet 100.00%10.91%60.13
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 61.054
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 61.054
61.05
61.05
2 Jim McGuigan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%14.55%58.54 58.82 58.82
3 ESM Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%9.09%52.41 52.45 52.45
4 Louis Eliasberg Click to view Set Images 89.09%2.04%52.04
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 52.134
% Complete 89.09%
Set Rating 43.831
52.13
43.83
5 The Norweb Family 87.27%0.00%44.58
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 44.580
% Complete 87.27%
Set Rating 38.141
44.58
38.14
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Current Finest
RankCollection% Complete%RDGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Jim McGuigan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%14.55%58.54 58.82 58.82
2 ESM Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%9.09%52.41 52.45 52.45
3 yahtzeek Click to view Set Images 85.45%0.00%37.82 37.82 29.14
4 Alabama Click to view Set Images 58.18%3.13%35.24 35.24 17.23
5 Bochiman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 49.09%0.00%44.75 44.75 14.59
6 Bob Stockford Click to Contact Owner 43.64%0.00%42.46 42.46 13.68
7 The Star Valley Collection Click to Contact Owner 40.00%0.00%61.49 61.49 12.53
8 Penny Saved is a Penny Earned Click to view Set Images 63.64%0.00%21.50 21.50 10.03
9 The R.S. Gore Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 32.73%0.00%58.83 58.83 09.15
10 lostmountainman 41.82%0.00%36.33 36.33 09.01
11 jaenfield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 41.82%0.00%31.14 31.14 08.42
12 Magicman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 23.64%0.00%38.45 38.45 04.41
13 Srotag Half Cents Click to Contact Owner 9.09%0.00%50.82 50.82 04.14
14 MA Cline Collection Click to Contact Owner 14.55%0.00%55.06 55.06 03.26
15 Hub City Sets Click to Contact Owner 3.64%0.00%39.44 39.44 01.31
16 Neibaur Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.82%0.00%40.00 40.00 00.15
17 mikedeppe 3.64%0.00%1.00 1.00 00.03