a bronze coin of the U.S., equal to one-half cent, issued at various periods between 1793 and 1857.
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How to use half cent in a sentence
Experience demonstrates that anything more than this one-half cent per pound charged on cotton, entails more loss than gain.Railroads: Rates and Regulations | William Z. Ripley
Yet a half cent will scarcely pay freight for more than one hundred miles.Railroads: Rates and Regulations | William Z. Ripley
Or forty postmarks for a half-cent of any date earlier than 1857.Harper's Young People, May 3, 1881 | Various
Business for that day was placed at 555,000 bags, closing prices being about one-half cent lower.All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
I hear that in Montreal it was found necessary to use cent stamps to prepay the half cent rate.Canada: Its Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery | Clifton Armstrong Howes