How rare is a half cent?

How rare is a half cent?

All US half cents are scarce, in any condition. In context of US coinage; numbers of half cents minted throughout the entire series is small; 7,985,222 in total.

When did the old Halfpenny go out of circulation?

December 1984
The Treasury had continued to argue that the halfpenny was important in the fight against inflation (preventing prices from being rounded up). The coin was demonetised and withdrawn from circulation in December 1984.

What is a 1809 half-cent worth?

Pricing the 1809 Classic Head Half Cent

1809 Classic Head $55 $300
Source: Red Book

How much is a 1800 half penny worth?

Pricing the 1800 Draped Bust Half Cent

1800 Draped Bust $70 $1,000
Source: Red Book

What is a half penny called?

noun, plural half·pen·nies for 1; half·pence [hey-puhns] for 2. a bronze coin of the United Kingdom, equal to half a penny: use phased out in 1984. the sum of half a penny.

How many different types of half cents are there?

There are several different types of half cents: Liberty Cap, Left (designed/engraved by Henry Voigt) – issued 1793. Liberty Cap, Right (large head designed by Robert Scot, small head designed by Scot-John Gardner, engraved by Robert Scot) – issued 1794 to 1797.

What is the history of the half-cent?

1793 marked the first year during which a Half Cent would be produced, and the coin’s design, which was the brain child of American Henry Voigt, featured a regal depiction of a left-facing Lady Liberty. The woman’s hair was pictured as being slightly windblown, while an overly large bow kept her hair from wildly blowing about.

How much does a half cent weigh?

Type Draped Bust Half Cent Designer obverse designed by Gilbert Stuart and Robert Scot reverse designed by Scot-John Gardner engraved by Robert Scot Years Minted 1800-1808 Weight 5.44 grams Composition 100% copper Diameter

What was the first half penny in the US?

1800 Draped Bust Half Cent (click image for larger view) Half Cents, also known as the half penny, were one of the earliest United States coins (1793-1857). They were first minted in 1793, just as George Washington was getting started on his second term as President of the United States.