United States Half Cents
The lowest valued circulating U.S. coin and the first to be discontinued, beloved by numismatists, a tough series for the regular collector, and an advanced series for the specialist.
  • 1793
  • 1794
  • 1794, Normal Head
  • 1794, High Relief Head
  • 1795
  • 1795, Lettered Edge With Pole
  • 1795, Lettered Edge, Punc. Date
  • 1795, Plain Edge With Pole
  • 1795, Plain Edge, Without Pole
  • 1796
  • 1796, With Pole
  • 1796, Without Pole
  • 1797
  • 1797, Plain Edge, 1 Above 1
  • 1797, Plain Edge, Low Head
  • 1797, Lettered Edge
  • 1797, Gripped Edge, 1 Above 1
  • 1800
  • 1802
  • 1802, 2 over 0
  • 1802, 2 over 0, Rev. of 1800
  • 1802, 2 over 0, Rev. of 1803
  • 1803
  • 1803, Widely Spaced 3
  • 1804
  • 1804, Plain 4, With Stems
  • 1804, Plain 4, Without Stems
  • 1804, Crosslet 4, With Stems
  • 1804, Crosslet 4, Without Stems
  • 1804, Spiked Chin
  • 1805
  • 1805, Medium 5, Without Stems
  • 1805, Small 5, With Stems
  • 1805, Large 5, With Stems
  • 1806
  • 1806, Small 6, With Stems
  • 1806, Small 6, Without Stems
  • 1806, Large 6, With Stems
  • 1807
  • 1808
  • 1808, 8 over 7
  • 1809
  • 1809, Small o Inside 0
  • 1809, 9 Over Inverted 9
  • 1810
  • 1811
  • 1811, Wide Date
  • 1811, Close Date
  • 1825
  • 1826
  • 1828
  • 1828, 13 Stars
  • 1828, 12 Stars
  • 1829
  • 1831, Proof
  • 1832
  • 1833
  • 1834
  • 1835
  • 1836, Proof
  • 1837, Half Cent Token
  • 1840, Proof
  • 1841, Proof
  • 1842, Proof
  • 1843, Proof
  • 1844, Proof
  • 1845, Proof
  • 1846, Proof
  • 1847, Proof
  • 1848, Proof
  • 1849, Proof
  • 1849
  • 1850
  • 1851
  • 1852, Proof
  • 1853
  • 1854
  • 1855
  • 1856
  • 1857

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1793 to 1857
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1793 to 1857
Liberty Cap
Half Cents
Liberty Cap
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1793 to 1797
Draped Bust
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Draped Bust
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1800 to 1809
Classic Head
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Classic Head
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1809 to 1836
Coronet
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Coronet
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1840 to 1857

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About United States Half Cents

The Half Cent is the lowest denomination issued for commerce by the United States Mint. It holds the additional distinction of being one of the first coins minted as well as the first to be discontinued. Five major design types and a private token comprise this series that today is highly appreciated by specialists.
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About United States Half Cents

The Half Cent is the lowest denomination issued for commerce by the United States Mint. It holds the additional distinction of being one of the first coins minted as well as the first to be discontinued. Five major design types and a private token comprise this series that today is highly appreciated by specialists.

The earliest half cents are dated 1793 and bear the Liberty Cap design with Lady Liberty facing to the left. The design is quite clearly modeled after the Libertas Americana medal that had been commissioned by Benjamin Franklin during a visit to Paris in 1782. Despite a decent mintage for the one-year type, the surviving population amounts to about a thousand pieces.

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