1793 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 35,334
Rarity: R-4

1793 1/2c MS BN (C-2)

Mintage: 35,334
Rarity: R-3

1793 1/2c MS BN (C-3)

Mintage: 35,334
Rarity: R-3

1793 1/2c MS BN (C-4)

Mintage: 35,334
Rarity: R-3

1794 Lg. Edge Letters 1/2c MS BN (C-1a)

Mintage: 81,600
Rarity: R-3

1794 Sm. Edge Letters 1/2c MS BN (C-1b)

Mintage: 81,600
Rarity: R-7

1794 Sm. Edge Letters 1/2c MS BN (C-2a)

Mintage: 81,600
Rarity: R-2

1794 Lg. Edge Letters 1/2c MS BN (C-2b)

Mintage: 81,600
Rarity: R-7

1794 Sm. Edge Letters 1/2c MS BN (C-3a)

Mintage: 81,600
Rarity: R-6

1794 Lg. Edge Letters 1/2c MS BN (C-3b)

Mintage: 81,600
Rarity: R-6

1794 Sm. Edge Letters 1/2c MS BN (C-4a)

Mintage: 81,600
Rarity: R-4

1794 Lg. Edge Letters 1/2c MS BN (C-4b)

Mintage: 81,600
Rarity: R-4

1794 Sm. Edge Letters 1/2c MS BN (C-5a)

Mintage: 81,600
Rarity: R-5

1794 Lg. Edge Letters 1/2c MS BN (C-5b)

Mintage: 81,600
Rarity: R-5

1794 Sm. Edge Letters 1/2c MS BN (C-6a)

Mintage: 81,600
Rarity: R-6

1794 Lg. Edge Letters 1/2c MS BN (C-6b)

Mintage: 81,600
Rarity: R-6

1794 High Relief Head 1/2c MS BN (C-7)

Mintage: 81,600
Rarity: R-6

1794 High Relief Head 1/2c MS BN (C-8)

Mintage: 81,600
Rarity: R-6

1794 High Relief Head 1/2c MS BN (C-9a)

Mintage: 81,600
Rarity: R-2

1795 Lettered Edge 1/2c MS BN (C-1a)

Mintage: 139,690
Rarity: R-2

1795 LE, Punctuated Date 1/2c MS BN (C-2a)

Mintage: 139,690
Rarity: R-3

1795 PE, Punctuated Date 1/2c MS BN (C-2b)

Mintage: 139,690
Rarity: R-7

1795 PE, Punctuated Date 1/2c MS BN (C-3)

Mintage: 139,690
Rarity: R-6

1795 PE, Punctuated Date 1/2c MS BN (C-4a)

Mintage: 139,690
Rarity: R-3

1795 PE, No Pole 1/2c MS BN (C-5a)

Mintage: 139,690
Rarity: R-4

1795 PE, No Pole 1/2c MS BN (C-5b)

Mintage: 139,690
Rarity: R-5

1795 PE, No Pole 1/2c MS BN (C-6a)

Mintage: 139,690
Rarity: R-2

1795 PE, No Pole 1/2c MS BN (C-6b)

Mintage: 139,690
Rarity: R-7

1796 No Pole 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 1,390
Rarity: R-6

1796 With Pole 1/2c MS BN (C-2)

Mintage: 1,390
Rarity: R-5

1797 1 Above 1 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 127,840
Rarity: R-2

1797 PE, Centered Head 1/2c MS BN (C-2)

Mintage: 127,840
Rarity: R-4

1797 PE, Low Head 1/2c MS BN (C-3a)

Mintage: 127,840
Rarity: R-4

1797 LE, Low Head 1/2c MS BN (C-3b)

Mintage: 127,840
Rarity: R-5

1797 Gripped Edge 1/2c MS BN (C-3c)

Mintage: 127,840
Rarity: R-7

1800 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 202,908
Rarity: R-2

1802/0 Reverse of 1800 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 20,266
Rarity: R-7

1802/0 Reverse of 1802 1/2c MS BN (C-2)

Mintage: 20,266
Rarity: R-3

1803 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 92,000
Rarity: R-1

1803 1/2c MS BN (C-2)

Mintage: 92,000
Rarity: R-5

1803 1/2c MS BN (C-3)

Mintage: 92,000
Rarity: R-1

1803 1/2c MS BN (C-4)

Mintage: 92,000
Rarity: R-4

1804 Crosslet 4, Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 1,055,312.00
Rarity: R-4

1804 Crosslet 4, Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-2)

Mintage: 1,055,312.00
Rarity: R-8

1804 Crosslet 4, Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-3)

Mintage: 1,055,312.00
Rarity: R-8

1804 Crosslet 4, Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-4)

Mintage: 1,055,312.00
Rarity: R-6

1804 Spiked Chin 1/2c MS BN (C-5)

Mintage: 1,055,312.00
Rarity: R-5

1804 Spiked Chin 1/2c MS BN (C-6)

Mintage: 1,055,312.00
Rarity: R-2

1804 Spiked Chin 1/2c MS BN (C-7)

Mintage: 1,055,312.00
Rarity: R-6

1804 Spiked Chin 1/2c MS BN (C-8)

Mintage: 1,055,312.00
Rarity: R-1

1804 Crosslet 4, Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-9)

Mintage: 1,055,312.00
Rarity: R-2

1804 Crosslet 4, Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-10)

Mintage: 1,055,312.00
Rarity: R-1

1804 Plain 4, Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-11)

Mintage: 1,055,312.00
Rarity: R-4

1804 Cross 4, No Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-12)

Mintage: 1,055,312.00
Rarity: R-2

1804 Plain 4, No Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-13)

Mintage: 1,055,312.00
Rarity: R-1

1805 No Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 814,464
Rarity: R-1

1805 Small 5, Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-2)

Mintage: 814,464
Rarity: R-7

1805 Small 5, Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-3)

Mintage: 814,464
Rarity: R-6

1805 Large 5, Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-4)

Mintage: 814,464
Rarity: R-2

1806 Small 6, No Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 356,000
Rarity: R-1

1806 Small 6, Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-2)

Mintage: 356,000
Rarity: R-5

1806 Small 6, Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-3)

Mintage: 356,000
Rarity: R-7

1806 Large 6, Stems 1/2c MS BN (C-4)

Mintage: 356,000
Rarity: R-1

1807 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 476,000
Rarity: R-2

1808/7 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 400,000
Rarity: R-8

1808/7 1/2c MS BN (C-2)

Mintage: 400,000
Rarity: R-3

1808 1/2c MS BN (C-3)

Mintage: 400,000
Rarity: R-1

1809 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 1,154,572
Rarity: R-7

1809 1/2c MS BN (C-2)

Mintage: 1,154,572
Rarity: R-4

1809 1/2c MS BN (C-3)

Mintage: 1,154,572
Rarity: R-2

1809 Circle in 0 1/2c MS BN (C-4)

Mintage: 1,154,572
Rarity: R-3

1809/6 9 over inverted 9 1/2c MS BN (C-5)

Mintage: 1,154,572
Rarity: R-1

1809 1/2c MS BN (C-6)

Mintage: 1,154,572
Rarity: R-2

1810 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 215,000
Rarity: R-3

1811 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 63,140
Rarity: R-4

1811 1/2c MS BN (C-2)

Mintage: 63,140
Rarity: R-3

1825 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 63,000
Rarity: R-4

1825 1/2c MS BN (C-2)

Mintage: 63,000
Rarity: R-1

1826 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 234,000
Rarity: R-1

1826 1/2c MS BN (C-2)

Mintage: 234,000
Rarity: R-1

1828 13 Stars 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 606,000
Rarity: R-3

1828 12 Stars 1/2c MS BN (C-2)

Mintage: 606,000
Rarity: R-2

1828 13 Stars 1/2c MS BN (C-3)

Mintage: 606,000
Rarity: R-1

1829 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 487,000
Rarity: R-1

1831 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 2,200
Rarity: R-7

1832 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 51,000
Rarity: R-3

1832 1/2c MS BN (C-2)

Mintage: 51,000
Rarity: R-1

1832 1/2c MS BN (C-3)

Mintage: 51,000
Rarity: R-1

1833 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 103,000
Rarity: R-1

1834 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 141,000
Rarity: R-1

1835 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 398,000
Rarity: R-1

1835 1/2c MS BN (C-2)

Mintage: 398,000
Rarity: R-1

1849 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 39,864
Rarity: R-2

1850 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 39,812
Rarity: R-2

1851 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 147,672
Rarity: R-1

1853 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 129,694
Rarity: R-1

1854 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 55,358
Rarity: R-1

1855 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 56,500
Rarity: R-1

1856 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 40,430
Rarity: R-1

1857 1/2c MS BN (C-1)

Mintage: 35,180
Rarity: R-2

Series Overview

Important Note Regarding Pricing of Half Cents by Cohen Variety:

Roger S. Cohen's seminal work titled "American Half Cents," first published 1971, is the definitive reference for serious collectors of this coinage. Until now, pricing has never been effectively published for this specialized area. CDN Publishing is proud to work with noted expert, Christopher McCawley, a dealer and auctioneer of these items with many decades of experience.

In working with McCawley, we determined that it is not practical to match up "type" coins from the half cent series by the stringent standards placed by specialists (i.e. EAC members) with the market-based pricing we use for half cents in our other pricing grids. Therefore, we caution users of this price guide to compare values published in both places to best determine market values for these early coppers.

Keep in mind that all early American copper issues (colonials, half cents and large cents) are an especially challenging area to determine and fix accurate market values. The issues listed in CDN publications represent the wholesale prices of coins that are problem free and strictly graded, especially as they compare to other examples of the same issue. Any number of factors can influence (decrease or increase) the value of early large cents, including mint-made problems (planchet flaws, poor strikes, etc.) and post-mint problems (corrosion, improper cleaning, environmental damage, and more). The prices listed here are intended to serve as a guideline and starting point for discussion and negotiations of valuation, but the CDN editors strongly encourage buyers to seek expert advice in this field before purchasing coins of high value.