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

Number of Required Items

55
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

63.787

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)

Rank Set Name % Complete %RD GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Missouri Cabinet HOF 2013 100.00% 10.91% 60.13 R 60.95 60.95
2 Jim McGuigan HOF 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 14.55% 58.54 58.83 58.83
3 ESM 2012 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 9.09% 52.42 52.46 52.46
4 Louis Eliasberg 89.09% 2.04% 52.04 R 52.13 43.83
5 The Norweb Family 87.27% 0.00% 44.58 R 44.58 38.14

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete %RD GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Jim McGuigan HOF 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 14.55% 58.54 58.83 58.83
2 ESM 2012 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 9.09% 52.42 52.46 52.46
3 yahtzeek 80.00% 0.00% 36.87 36.87 26.63
4 D. L. Hansen. Half Cents (1793-1857) 43.64% 4.17% 60.97 60.97 17.39
5 Alabama 58.18% 3.13% 35.24 35.24 17.23
6 Bochiman 52.73% 0.00% 44.44 44.44 16.62
7 lostmountainman 63.64% 0.00% 33.82 33.82 15.91
8 Bob Stockford 2002 2003 41.82% 0.00% 42.20 42.20 13.44
9 The Star Valley Collection 40.00% 0.00% 61.49 61.49 12.53
10 The R.S. Gore Collection 32.73% 0.00% 58.83 58.83 09.15
11 jaenfield 34.55% 0.00% 30.18 30.18 06.82
12 Matrim Half Cents UPDATED 14.55% 0.00% 57.06 57.06 03.38
13 MA Cline Collection 14.55% 0.00% 55.06 55.06 03.26
14 Vinny Kid 1.82% 0.00% 2.00 2.00 00.03