½ Cent "1⁄200 Dollar Liberty Cap, Head Facing Right, Half Cent"

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1794-1797
Value ½ Cent (0.005 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper
Weight 6.74 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 55103
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 14
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIBERTY
1
1797

Engraver: Robert Scot Read more on Wikipedia

Robert Scot was the first Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from the inception of the United States Mint in 1793 until his death in 1823. He was succeeded by William Kneass. Scot also designed the popular and rare Flowing Hair dollar coinage along with the Liberty Cap half cent. Scot is perhaps best known for his design, the Draped Bust, which was used on many silver and copper coins.

Reverse

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
HALF CENT
1/200

Engraver: Robert Scot Read more on Wikipedia

Robert Scot was the first Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from the inception of the United States Mint in 1793 until his death in 1823. He was succeeded by William Kneass. Scot also designed the popular and rare Flowing Hair dollar coinage along with the Liberty Cap half cent. Scot is perhaps best known for his design, the Draped Bust, which was used on many silver and copper coins.

Edge

Plain
Lettered
Gripped

Lettering: 200 FOR A DOLLAR for the lettered edge

½ Cent "1⁄200 Dollar Liberty Cap, Head Facing Right, Half Cent" -  obverse

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

The 1794 and lettered-edge 1795 coins had a standard weight of 104 grains. The plain-edge 1795 and 1796-1797 coins had a standard weight of 84 grains.
General

1794

1795

1796

1797

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1794  81 600 5% All kinds.
1794  5% High relief head.
1794  $ 100 39% Normal head.
1795  139 690 5% All kinds.
1795  20% Lettered edge punctuated date.
1795  23% Lettered edge with pole.
1795  9% Plain edge no pole
1795  0% Plain edge punctuated date.
1796  1 390 0% All kinds
1796  7% No pole.
1796  11% With pole.
1797  127 840 0% All kinds.
1797  25% Gripped edge, centered head
1797  14% Lettered edge, centered head
1797  2% Plain edge, 1 above 1, centered head
1797  7% Plain edge, centered head
1797  2% Plain edge, low head.

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