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

Number of Required Items

93
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

65.074

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. 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)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Missouri Cabinet HOF 2013 100.00% 62.27 R 62.89 62.89
2 Jim McGuigan 2014 2015 2016 96.77% 61.03 61.51 58.57
3 ESM 2011 2012 100.00% 56.98 57.10 57.10
4 D. L. Hansen Half Cent / Circulation & Proof 31.18% 61.62 61.62 11.48
5 Alabama 39.78% 36.63 36.71 10.93

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Jim McGuigan 2014 2015 2016 96.77% 61.03 61.51 58.57
2 ESM 2011 2012 100.00% 56.98 57.10 57.10
3 D. L. Hansen Half Cent / Circulation & Proof 31.18% 61.62 61.62 11.48
4 Alabama 39.78% 36.63 36.71 10.93
5 lostmountainman UPDATED 37.63% 30.92 30.92 06.25
6 Vinny Kid 1.08% 2.00 2.00 00.01