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Liberty Cap Half Cent (half penny)

United States of America coinage

US Dollar ($)=100 cents
1/2 cent = 0.005 $US

 

old US coin half cent 1793
Liberty Cap Half Cent - head facing left obverse
Minted: 1793
KM#10

Designer: Henry Voigt

Metal: copper
Diameter: 22 mm.
Weight: 6.74 g.
Edge: plain

Reverse: value within wreath
Reverse legend: HALF CENT / 1/200 / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Obverse: head of Liberty facing left, Phrygian cap
Obverse legend: LIBERTY / date

Mintage:

1793   35,334

 

 

old US coin half cent 1794
Liberty Cup Half Cent - head facing right obverse
Minted: 1794-1797
KM#14

Designer: Robert Scot (1794) and John Smith Gardner (1795)

Metal: copper
Diameter: 23.5 mm.
Weight: 6.74 g. (1794-95) or 5.44 g. (1795-97)

Edge:
1795 - lettered edge"TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR", pole or plain edge, no pole or lettered edge "TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR", punctuated date (comma after the 1 in the date)or plane edge, punctuated date (comma after the 1 in the date)
1796 - pole or no pole1797 - lettered edge "TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR" or plain edge
or or second 1 above the 1 in the date or gripped edge.

Obverse: head of Liberty facing right, Phrygian cap
 Obverse legend: LIBERTY / date

Reverse: value within wreath
Reverse legend: HALF CENT / 1/200 / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Mintage:

1794   81,600
1795   139,690
1796   1,390
1797   127,840