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

Number of
Required Items
55
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
67.500

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 GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Missouri Cabinet HOF 2013 100.00% 64.95 R 65.44 65.44
2 ESM 2011 2012 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 100.00% 62.98 63.19 63.19
3 Jim McGuigan 98.18% 64.32 64.75 62.75
4 D. L. Hansen Half Cents- MS & PROOF 81.82% 61.02 61.06 46.20
5 Alabama-3 52.73% 44.00 44.11 17.18

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 ESM 2011 2012 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 100.00% 62.98 63.19 63.19
2 Jim McGuigan 98.18% 64.32 64.75 62.75
3 D. L. Hansen Half Cents- MS & PROOF 81.82% 61.02 61.06 46.20
4 Alabama-3 52.73% 44.00 44.11 17.18
5 lostmountainman 49.09% 38.55 38.55 09.89
6 Daniel R Brown UPDATED 12.73% 27.64 27.64 01.71
7 Numerius Negidius 7.27% 13.08 13.08 00.75