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 User
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 2019 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 D. L. Hansen Half Cent Collection 100.00% 12.50% 61.16 61.23 61.23
D.
5 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 3.13% 59.95 R 60.10 60.10

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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% 25.00% 63.59 63.88 63.88
2 D. L. Hansen Half Cent Collection 100.00% 12.50% 61.16 61.23 61.23
D.
3 Bochiman 90.63% 0.00% 42.95 42.95 35.27
4 lostmountainman 90.63% 0.00% 38.76 38.76 31.20
5 Alabama-2 78.13% 4.00% 43.15 43.15 30.87
6 The Star Valley Collection 62.50% 0.00% 61.40 61.40 23.46
7 Dumont Collection 43.75% 7.14% 39.29 39.31 17.58
8 The DS Collection 71.88% 0.00% 25.81 25.81 16.58
9 jctavoian 46.88% 0.00% 47.70 47.70 15.51
10 The R.S. Gore Collection 46.88% 0.00% 61.93 61.93 14.60
11 MADELINE 46.88% 0.00% 32.68 32.68 09.03
12 jaenfield 37.50% 0.00% 33.97 33.97 08.56
13 The Kaye Collection 37.50% 0.00% 29.81 29.81 07.76
14 Marla's Half Cent knowledge 18.75% 0.00% 34.57 34.57 05.90
15 Numerius Negidius 31.25% 0.00% 27.62 27.62 05.84
16 58 Half Sisters and More 12.50% 0.00% 59.67 59.67 05.82
17 LA half-cent 21.88% 0.00% 26.33 26.33 04.50
18 Daniel R Brown 21.88% 0.00% 27.13 27.13 03.31
19 No Common Half Cents 15.63% 0.00% 36.14 36.14 02.06
20 Boothill Collection 9.38% 0.00% 11.64 11.64 01.04

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