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At the insistence of Alexander Hamilton, the half-cent denomination was included in the Mint Act of 1792. Although seemingly successful from its long run of issue from 1793 to 1857, half cents were never popular. Few banks or businesses ordered the half cent denomination pieces and the Mint was frequently overstocked with the coins. The half cent series is comprised of the Liberty Cap Half Cent of 1793 to 1797, the Draped Bust Half Cent olf 1800 to 1808, the Classic Head type of 1809 to 1836 and the final Coronet-Braided Hair type, issued from 1840 through 1857 and then discontinued. Copper coinage collectors enjoy the series and searching out superior examples.