Half Cents Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1793-1857)

Number of
Required Items
32
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
67.183

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 % RD GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Missouri Cabinet HOF 2013 100.00% 12.50% 63.51 R 64.15 64.15
2 Jim McGuigan HOF 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 100.00% 25.00% 63.59 63.88 63.88
3 Half Sense 2017 100.00% 31.25% 62.17 R 62.39 62.39
4 ESM 2012 2014 2015 2016 2018 100.00% 15.63% 61.41 61.48 61.48
5 D. L. Hansen 100.00% 9.38% 60.51 60.58 60.58

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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 2017 2018 100.00% 25.00% 63.59 63.88 63.88
2 ESM 2012 2014 2015 2016 2018 100.00% 15.63% 61.41 61.48 61.48
3 D. L. Hansen 100.00% 9.38% 60.51 60.58 60.58
4 Bochiman 90.63% 0.00% 42.95 42.95 35.27
5 Alabama-2 78.13% 4.00% 43.15 43.15 30.87
6 lostmountainman 84.38% 0.00% 41.56 41.56 29.06
7 The Star Valley Collection 62.50% 0.00% 61.40 61.40 23.46
8 58 Half Sisters and More 46.88% 0.00% 55.21 55.21 21.10
9 The R.S. Gore Collection 46.88% 0.00% 61.93 61.93 14.60
10 jctavoian 34.38% 0.00% 50.81 50.81 10.74
11 jaenfield 43.75% 0.00% 35.35 35.35 10.63
12 The Kaye Collection 37.50% 0.00% 29.81 29.81 07.76
13 MADELINE 40.63% 0.00% 32.71 32.71 07.45
14 Marla's Half Cent knowledge 18.75% 0.00% 34.57 34.57 05.90
15 Los Altos half-cent 21.88% 0.00% 26.33 26.33 04.50
16 Daniel R Brown UPDATED 21.88% 0.00% 27.13 27.13 03.31
17 TAC Complete Circulation Set 001-5 9.38% 0.00% 40.00 40.00 01.95
18 Numerius Negidius 12.50% 0.00% 15.67 15.67 01.91
19 Boothill Collection 12.50% 0.00% 10.67 10.67 01.30
20 jelly_doughnut 6.25% 0.00% 38.33 38.33 00.93

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