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Philippines Half Centavo, Circulation Strikes (1903-1904)

Number of Required Items

2
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

70.000

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)

Rank Set Name % Complete %RD GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Just Having Fun with Half Centavos 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 10 2016 100.00% 50.00% 68.00 68.50 68.50
2 halfcent_man YN 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 100.00% 100.00% 67.50 67.50 67.50
2 Blazing Red 2014 100.00% 100.00% 67.50 67.50 67.50
2 Red! Red! 2014 100.00% 100.00% 67.50 67.50 67.50
5 Manila collection of Half Centavos 100.00% 50.00% 67.00 67.00 67.00

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete %RD GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Just Having Fun with Half Centavos 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 10 2016 100.00% 50.00% 68.00 68.50 68.50
2 halfcent_man YN 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 100.00% 100.00% 67.50 67.50 67.50
2 Blazing Red 2014 100.00% 100.00% 67.50 67.50 67.50
2 Red! Red! 2014 100.00% 100.00% 67.50 67.50 67.50
5 Manila collection of Half Centavos 100.00% 50.00% 67.00 67.00 67.00
6 1/2 of One 100.00% 50.00% 66.50 66.50 66.50
6 Finney 100.00% 100.00% 66.50 66.50 66.50
8 The Templar Collection 100.00% 50.00% 66.00 66.00 66.00
9 Duben US PI 1/2¢ 100.00% 50.00% 65.50 65.50 65.50
9 stargazer1 100.00% 50.00% 65.50 65.50 65.50
11 Finney 2 100.00% 0.00% 65.00 65.00 65.00
12 JAS 100.00% 0.00% 64.50 64.50 64.50
13 A Connecticut Collection 50.00% 0.00% 67.00 67.00 33.50
13 A Connecticut Collection II 50.00% 100.00% 67.00 67.00 33.50
13 JAA Half Centavo Business Strikes 50.00% 0.00% 67.00 67.00 33.50
13 coin928 50.00% 100.00% 67.00 67.00 33.50
17 Taga Cebu 50.00% 0.00% 65.00 65.00 32.50