Number of Required Coins : 2

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 68.500

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This is clearly the shortest series of U.S. coins and the fewest required in the entire registry – a mere 2 coins, both struck at the Philadelphia mint. Worth 1/4th of a penny at face value, it was a wonder of miniaturization for its time and America’s smallest denomination. Despite all the distinction, the coins fell out of favor with the public, prompting the series’ end after only 2 years.

Neither date is particularly hard, but finding both of them in gem condition (and especially in the original cherry red) is no cakewalk and a great way to get your feet wet in the US-Philippines series.

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

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% Complete%RDWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Just Having Fun with Half Centavos Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%50.00% 68.00 68.00
2 halfcent_man Click to Contact Owner 100.00%100.00% 67.50 67.50
2 Blazing Red 100.00%100.00% 67.50 67.50
2 Red! Red! 100.00%100.00% 67.50 67.50
5 Manila collection of Half Centavos Click to Contact Owner 100.00%50.00% 67.00 67.00
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Current Finest
RankCollection% Complete%RDWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Just Having Fun with Half Centavos Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%50.00% 68.00 68.00
2 halfcent_man Click to Contact Owner 100.00%100.00% 67.50 67.50
2 Blazing Red 100.00%100.00% 67.50 67.50
2 Red! Red! 100.00%100.00% 67.50 67.50
5 Manila collection of Half Centavos Click to Contact Owner 100.00%50.00% 67.00 67.00
6 1/2 of One 100.00%50.00% 66.50 66.50
6 Finney 100.00%100.00% 66.50 66.50
8 The Templar Collection 100.00%50.00% 66.00 66.00
9 stargazer1 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%50.00% 65.50 65.50
9 Duben US PI 1/2¢ 100.00%50.00% 65.50 65.50
9 Taga Cebu Click to view Set Images 100.00%50.00% 65.50 65.50
12 Finney 2 100.00%0.00% 65.00 65.00
13 JAS 100.00%0.00% 64.50 64.50
14 A Connecticut Collection 50.00%0.00% 67.00 33.50
14 A Connecticut Collection II 50.00%100.00% 67.00 33.50
14 JAA Half Centavo Business Strikes Click to view Set Images 50.00%0.00% 67.00 33.50
14 coin928 50.00%100.00% 67.00 33.50