This 1851 Half Cent is in Almost Uncirculated Condtion (AU). A nice high grade coin that would make a good addition to any type coin collection. The USA produced half cents virtually from its inception through 1857. It contained exactly half the copper as the large 1 cent coin. When the coinage of large cents became too cost prohibitive in the late 1857's and the decision was made to make a new smaller one cent coin, at that time production of the half cents was discontinued. We only have one available, so please don't order more than one. This item is not included in any promotions that may be in effect from time to time.