Product DescriptionSubstantially larger than modern U.S. cents, 100% copper half cents could buy any number of items in early 19th century America. And they made change for the Spanish-American silver real, which had legal tender status in the U.S.A. as a 12 1/2 cent piece. This elegant Classic Liberty Head design emerged at the end of Jefferson's presidency. Well-traveled Good quality. Our choice of date.