United States
Half Cent

The half cent is the
smallest denomination
of United States coin
ever minted. First
authorized by the
Coinage Act of 1792 on
April 2, 1792, the coin
was produced in the
United States from
1793-1857. 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).  Coinage was
discontinued by the Act
of February 21, 1857.
They were produced at
the Philadelphia Mint.

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