Classic Head Half Cent Mintages

Although the Classic Head Half Cent design was in use from 1809 to 1836, the complete series comprises only 13 issues. Of this number, the 1831 had an extremely low mintage of 2,200 and is most widely believed to have been minted in proof only. The final issue of the series was made in proof only version with some restrikes.

The highest mintage issue of the series was the 1809 Classic Head Half Cent, with 1,154,572 pieces produced. Outside the 1831 and the high mintage first year of issue, the other dates issued for circulation had mintages ranging from 51,000 to 606,000.

The full table of mintage for the series is presented below.

1809 1,154,572
1810 215,000
1811 63,140
1825 63,000
1826 234,000
1828 606,000
1829 487,000
1831 (proof only?) 2,200
1832 51,000
1833 103,000
1834 141,000
1835 398,000
1836 Proof Only