Check out these half cents for sale which were issued by the U.S. mint between 1793 in 1857. This may seem like a strange amount to us today, but bear in mind that most people were making one dollar a day at this time. The half cents are very interesting and rare coins that make a great addition to any coin collection. The different versions of half cents include the Liberty Cap (1793–1797), Draped Bust (1800–1808), Classic Head (1809–1836), and Braided Hair (1840–1857). Some of these half cents are very rare making them very valuable. The half cents were phased out (along with the large cents) in 1858 when the small cent became the main coin for a pittance.