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

Number of
Required Items
54
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
63.611

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 User
1 The Missouri Cabinet HOF 2013 100.00% 11.11% 59.89 R 60.66 60.66
2 Jim McGuigan HOF 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 14.81% 58.27 58.53 58.53
3 ESM 2012 2014 2015 2016 2017 2019 UPDATED 98.15% 7.55% 51.86 51.88 51.49
4 D. L. Hansen. Half Cents (1793-1857) 90.74% 6.12% 55.01 55.10 46.27
D.
5 Louis Eliasberg 88.89% 2.08% 51.58 R 51.68 43.20

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete % RD GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Jim McGuigan HOF 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 14.81% 58.27 58.53 58.53
2 ESM 2012 2014 2015 2016 2017 2019 UPDATED 98.15% 7.55% 51.86 51.88 51.49
3 D. L. Hansen. Half Cents (1793-1857) 90.74% 6.12% 55.01 55.10 46.27
D.
4 yahtzeek 79.63% 0.00% 36.42 36.42 26.55
5 lostmountainman 70.37% 0.00% 36.57 36.57 19.82
6 Alabama 64.81% 2.86% 33.08 33.08 18.81
7 Bochiman 53.70% 0.00% 44.44 44.44 17.13
8 Bob Stockford 2002 2003 42.59% 0.00% 42.20 42.20 13.85
9 The Star Valley Collection 40.74% 0.00% 61.49 61.49 12.91
10 Srotag Half Cents 20.37% 0.00% 53.96 53.96 09.68
11 Dumont Collection 25.93% 7.14% 45.27 45.29 09.51
12 The R.S. Gore Collection 33.33% 0.00% 58.83 58.83 09.43
13 jctavoian 24.07% 0.00% 47.60 47.60 06.36
14 jaenfield 29.63% 0.00% 28.39 28.39 05.31
15 MADELINE 27.78% 0.00% 33.36 33.36 04.58
16 MA Cline Collection 14.81% 0.00% 55.06 55.06 03.36
17 Daniel R Brown 12.96% 0.00% 27.13 27.13 01.55
18 Numerius Negidius 7.41% 0.00% 15.67 15.67 00.90
19 Boothill Collection 7.41% 0.00% 10.67 10.67 00.61