1787 1/2 C Massachusetts Half Cent MS63 Brown PCGS. Ryder 4-C, W-5940, R.2. A satiny and unabraded sea-green and golden-brown example. The centers retain the planchet texture, but the strike is sharp throughout the remainder of the design. Massachusetts struck half cents and cents in both 1787 and 1788, before passage of the U.S. Constitution ended state coinage. Listed on page 61 of the 2017 Guide Book.