The Classic Head Half Cent, designed by John Reich, is one of the many different types of â€śobsolete US coins,â€ť coins whose denominations are no longer minted. Half Cent, Two Cent, Three Cent, Half Dime, and Twenty-Cent Pieces all fall within this category. The Classic Head Half Cent was the successor to the Draped Bust Half Cent and had the same specifications, 100% copper, a 23.5-millimeter diameter, and a weight of 5.44 grams. The Classic Head Half Cent had a mintage run from 1809 to 1836, but there were large gaps in the mintage. No half cent coins were minted from 1812 to 1824, 1827, or 1830. There are two proof only dates in the series, 1831 and 1836. 1835 was the last year of circulation strikes for the Classic Head Half Cent and it was replaced by the Braided Hair Half Cent in 1840. All half cent coins were significantly smaller than the large cent variants, but are still much larger than the small cents of today. In 1831, the US Mint changed the die for the Half Cent and also purchased new equipment which made the rims of 1831 to 1836 coins slightly higher than pre-1831 examples.
Hello again guys. Today I got a new box of nickels, and I am still searching through it, but I just found a pretty cool coin. I opened up the roll, and it looked like nothing cool was in it from looking on the side, but then when I looked through it more carefully, I found a 1910 Nickel. I would say that it is in G-4 condition, so it's not amazing, but still a pretty awesome find. I will update you if I find anything more. Thanks for reading.