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US Half Cents (half penny)

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

 

Liberty Cap Half Cent - head facing left obverse

old US coin half cent 1793
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

 

 

Liberty Cup Half Cent - head facing right obverse

old US coin half cent 1794
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

 

 

Draped Bust Half Cent

old US coin half cent 1804
Minted: 1800-1808
KM#33


Designer: Robert Scot

Metal: copper
Diameter: 23.5 mm.
Weight: 5.44 g.
Edge: plain

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

Obverse: head facing right
Obverse legend: LIBERTY / date

The wreath on the reverse was redesigned slightly in 1802, resulting in “reverse of 1800” and “reverse of 1802” varieties. The “stems” varieties have stems extending from the wreath
above and on both sides of the fraction on the reverse. On the 1804 “crosslet 4” variety, a serif appears at the far right of the crossbar on the 4 in the date. The “spiked chin” variety appears to have a spike extending from Liberty's chin, the result of a damaged die. Varieties of the 1805 strikes are distinguished by the size of the 5 in the date. Varieties of the 1806 strikes are distinguished by the size of the 6 in the date.

 

 

Classic Head Half Cent

old US coin half cent 1811
Minted: 1809-1836
KM#41


Designer: John Reich

Metal: copper
Diameter: 23.5 mm.
Weight: 5.44 g.
Edge: plain

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

Obverse: head facing left, flanked by 13 stars (the 1828 strikes have either 12 or 13 stars on the obverse)
Obverse legend: date

 

 

Braided Hair Half Cent

old US coin half cent 1851
Minted: 1840-1857
KM#70


Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Metal: copper
Diameter: 23.5 mm.
Weight: 5.44 g.
Edge: plain

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

Obverse: head facing left, within circle of 13 stars
Obverse legend: date