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1793 US half cent value, Liberty Cap
1793 US half cent value, Liberty Cap
1794 US half cent value, Liberty Cap
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1795 US half cent value, Liberty Cap (plain edge with pole)
1795 US half cent value, Liberty Cap (plain edge with pole)
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1795 US half cent value, Liberty Cap (plain edge without pole)
1795 US half cent value, Liberty Cap (lettered edge)
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1796 US half cent value, Liberty Cap (with pole)
1796 US half cent value, Liberty Cap (with pole)
1796 US half cent value, Liberty Cap (without pole)
1796 US half cent value, Liberty Cap (without pole)
1797 US half cent value, Liberty Cap (plain edge)
1797 US half cent value, Liberty Cap (plain edge)
1797 US half cent value, Liberty Cap (lettered edge)
1797 US half cent value, Liberty Cap (lettered edge)
1797 US half cent value, Liberty Cap (gripped edge)
1797 US half cent value, Liberty Cap (gripped edge)
1797 US half cent value, Liberty Cap (1 over 1)
1797 US half cent value, Liberty Cap (1 over 1)
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Liberty Cap

What is a liberty cap half cent coin from the United States worth?

Values, images, and specifications for the liberty cap US half cent.

(1793 to 1797)

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USA half cent

Liberty Cap

1793 - 1797

Liberty Cap half cent values - United States

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The 'liberty cap' half cent coin was the first

half cent struck for the newly formed

United States of America.


Inspired by the French 'Libertas Americana

Medal' of 1783, the obverse shows Liberty as

a young woman with hair flowing in the wind of

freedom. The pileus (cap of freedom), comes

from Roman times, symbolising newly

achieved liberty.


Issued under:

George Washington (presidency 1789 -1797)

John Adams (presidency 1797 - 1801)

The first United States 'liberty cap' half cent in

 1793 features the young Liberty facing left on

the obverse, with flowing hair. Behind is the cap

of liberty, (pileus), on a pole. Above is the

word 'LIBERTY', and below is the date.


The obverse design was changed in 1794,

with Liberty facing right from this point onward.


The reverse shows 'HALF CENT' inside

a wreath, 1/200 below, with the legend

'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA'.


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