I looked at the following: -- the Red Book -- the PCGS Registry Type Sets -- the NGC Registry Type Sets -- the Dansco Type Set My first criterium was what to include. I finally decided that the NGC Registry Type Sets were the most complete. Specifically: -- the NGC Registry 1792-1964 Copper/Nickel/Silver Type Set -- the NGC Registry 1834-1933 Gold Type Set Then I augmented them with some Red Book listed varieties that NGC didn't include. Currently my definition of a US type set includes 117 coins, some which I don't have -- yet . My next criterium was grade. Basically it was the best coin I could afford AND was of reasonable quality to show what the US Mint had in mind. I tried for VF or better but had to back off that in a number of cases. I tried for original surfaces but had to go with DETAILS coins in some cases. Obviously I'm not going to show them all at once. I'll start with the half cents and keep each group to about 5 at a time. Fortunately there are only five half cents in my type set. 1/2¢ Liberty Cap, Head Left 1793 NGC F-12 BN https://www.dcderoo.com/1hf-1793-o-50.jpg https://www.dcderoo.com/1hf-1793-r-50.jpg 1/2¢ Liberty Cap, Head Right 1795 PCGS XF-40 Lettered Edge https://www.dcderoo.com/1hf-1795-LE-o-40.jpg https://www.dcderoo.com/1hf-1795-LE-r-40.jpg 1/2¢ Draped Bust 1806 NGC AU-58 BN https://www.dcderoo.com/1hf-1806-o-40.jpg https://www.dcderoo.com/1hf-1806-r-40.jpg 1/2¢ Classic Head 1834 NGC MS-63 BN C-1 https://www.dcderoo.com/Hf-1834-o-50.jpg https://www.dcderoo.com/Hf-1834-r-50.jpg 1/2¢ Braided Hair 1854 NGC MS-64 BN C-1 https://www.dcderoo.com/1hf-1854-o-35.jpg https://www.dcderoo.com/1hf-1854-r-35.jpg Assuming I haven't botched this badly, in a couple days I'll start the 1¢ coins.