1851 United States Half Cent C-1

$235.00

HALF CENT COLLECTION

1 in stock

SKU: 1851 United States Half Cent C-1 Categories: , Tags: , , ,

Description

  • 1851
  • Cohen Variety #1
  • Double Profile (See Photo #3)
  • Rarity 1*

*Rarity Rating Based On KNOWN Examples

R-1 “Common”
R-2 501 – 1250 Known
R-3 201 – 500 Known
R-4  76 – 200 Known
R-5  31 – 75 Known
R-6  13 – 30 Known
R-7   4 – 12 Known
R-8   1 – 3 Known

 

The half cent is the smallest denomination of United States coin ever minted. It was first minted in 1792 and last minted in 1857. It was minted in five different appearances.

First authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792 on April 2, 1792, the coin was produced in the United States from 1793 to 1857. The half-cent piece was made of 100% copper and was valued at five milles, or one two-hundredth of a dollar. It was slightly smaller than a modern U.S. quarter with diameters 22 mm (1793), 23.5 mm (1794–1836) and 23 mm (1840–1857).[2] Coinage was discontinued by the Coinage Act of February 21, 1857. They were all produced at the Philadelphia Mint.

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