U. S. Half Cents Encyclopedia

by W. Breen

Publisher: American Institute of Numismatic Research

Written in English
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    Open LibraryOL8298055M
    ISBN 100911021000
    ISBN 109780911021004

U.S. Half Cent Coins Liberty Capped Draped Bust Classic Head Braided Hair. The smallest U.S. Coin denomination was the copper half cent, first struck in July Equal to 1/ th of a dollar, the half cent was far more useful than Americans believe today. One important reason for striking this coin was because the Spanish milled dollar or Piece of Eight could be broken into eight pieces. The Official Red Book of Half Cents and Large Cents by: Q. David Bowers. Half Cents APMEX offers a superb selection of Half Cents. Called the "Little Sisters" by early U.S. collectors, the Half Cent series is widely collected and an important denomination of early U.S. coinage. Though considered an unusual and insignificant denomination today, the Half Cent was important during the day when working wages were $1 per hour day. Half Cent. Half Cents were issued from to and are the lowest denomination coin ever issued by the United States. Liberty Cap, Facing Left Half Cents were made in Liberty Cap, Facing Right Half Cents was made from to From to Draped Bust Half Cents were issued and Classic Head Half Cents were made from to.

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The Columbian Exposition half dollar was the first commemorative coin authorized by Congress. From through , subsequent legislation authorized the U.S. Mint to produce commemorative coins for 53 different events, occasions, or individuals. Early United States Half Dollars, Volume 1, $ Sale Price: $ A Register of Seated Half Dollar Varieties Volume I -- San Francisco Branch Mint. Books; Bargains; About Us. Koenings History; Coin Show Schedule; Contact Information; Sales Information; Select Page. Home / Half Cents Half Cents. Showing all 30 results C F holed $ ; C VG-8 holed Specializing in Holed U. S. Coins and Early U. S. die varieties. The main purpose of this website is to buy and sell. As the lowest denomination circulating coin issued, the cent, which is the proper numismatic term for coins that many call pennies, was the first coin (along with half cents) struck by the U.S. Mint beginning in Made using hand-engraved dies, those first cents, as well as all the other types issued until , are known as large cents and have a diameter similar to that of half dollars.

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American half cents, the "little half sisters": A reference book on the United States half cent coined from to Hardcover – January 1, by Roger S Cohen (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

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Half Cents, also known as the half penny, were one of the earliest United States coins (). They were first minted injust as George Washington was getting started on his second term as President of the United States.

Believe it or not, a long time ago, a coin worth half a penny could actually buy something worthwhile. In those days, the average working man only earned about a.

Value of U.S. Half Cent Coins. In a time when income and inflation were much lower, half cent coins were important for providing accurate pay to workers. The middle class worker would bring home a few dollars a week, so to be more precise with purchases, the half cent was introduced.

The half cent was the lowest value ever issued by the United States. Even in those days of low prices, a half-cent piece was considered a nuisance; its coinage declined and it was discontinued altogether in The designs used were very similar to the large cents.

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"American Half Cents: The Little Half Sisters", Second Edition, Roger S. Cohen, Jr., yellow hardback, copyright This is the book that helps you attribute the half cent varieties by Cohen number, and it includes lots of photographs and descriptions.

In my opinion, this is the standard reference for half cents. After the release of the Half Cent proved to be a major falter in the young US Mint’s glide, they decided that the next release should be altered to some extent.

On the reverse remained a wreath, only the version of the wreath on the release was much more extravagant in its design than the wreath engraved into edition. The Half Cent, The Story of America's Greatest Little Coin $ Sale Price: $ Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents USA Coin Book - An easy and simple way to buy, sell, auction off and keep track of coins online.

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Its illustrated pages goes into precise detail showing die varieties of every half cent. Half Cents Liberty Cap - Head Left Half Cent - Liberty Cap - Head Right Half Cent Draped Bust Half Cent Classic Head Half Cent Braided Hair Half Cent Large Cents Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse Large Cent Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse Large Cent Liberty Cap Large Cent.

The half-cent had a short life, as currency goes. It was only produced by the U.S. Mint from to The coins featured the head of a nameless "Miss Liberty" (one of the few females on our.

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For that reason, unless it's a very rare variety, most collectors of half cents strive to find the most gorgeous, original, pristine examples available to fit their budget.

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Half Cent Values. 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, in total. These coins were a necessity to commence at the time, most circulated for years.

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Contact us. The name "Missouri Cabinet" came from Walter Breen when he visited St. Louis to take photographs of the coins for his book, Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents The Missouri Cabinet is the only collection of half cents ever formed which contains every variety of half cent struck for circulation.

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Cohen, Jr., Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents by Walter Breen, The Half Cent, The Story of American's Greatest Little Coin by William R. COIN WORLD Staff Although it may seem unusual today, the United States government once issued a coin worth less than one cent: the half cent.

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