US Half Cents Coin Auctions
the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, the United States Mint was established and all
first federal denominations were authorized. The half cent was one of the first
denominations to be manufactured by the U.S Mints for circulation. Larger gold
and silver denominations were not readily made at the time, since security
bonds are needed for their production.
The only exception was the half dime, which was minted in the cellar of a saw maker named John Harper. There are also rare half cents such as the 1793 half cent and the 1796 half cent (with or without a pole).These famous varieties and older half cents will surely fascinate any U.S coin collector.