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

Number of
Required Items
92
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
65.288

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% 62.42 R 63.02 63.02
2 Jim McGuigan 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 97.83% 61.03 61.49 59.78
3 ESM 2011 2012 100.00% 57.23 57.35 57.35
4 D. L. Hansen Half Cent / Circulation & Proof 81.52% 58.44 58.53 43.87
5 Alabama 44.57% 35.50 35.57 12.46

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Jim McGuigan 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 97.83% 61.03 61.49 59.78
2 ESM 2011 2012 100.00% 57.23 57.35 57.35
3 D. L. Hansen Half Cent / Circulation & Proof 81.52% 58.44 58.53 43.87
4 Alabama 44.57% 35.50 35.57 12.46
5 lostmountainman 41.30% 33.85 33.85 07.77
6 Numerius Negidius 4.35% 13.08 13.08 00.39