Liberty Cap half cent

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Liberty Cap Half Cents were the first half cents produced by the United States Mint. They were issued from 1793 until 1797, when they were replaced by the Draped Bust Half Cent in 1800.[1][2][3]


The half cent was among the first coins produced by the Philadelphia Mint, joined by the large cent. In 1793, the coin featured Liberty’s head facing left, while all other years featured a right-facing head.[4]


The 1793 coin was engraved by Henry Voigt and the remaining coins were engraved by Robert Scot.


  1. ^ "Liberty Cap Half Cents (1793-1797) | Complete Coin Guide". Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  2. ^ "1793-1797 Liberty Cap Half Cents | NGC". www.ngccoin.com. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  3. ^ CoinWeek (2010-10-10). "Half Cents - Liberty Cap Half Cent, Head Facing Right, Small Head, 1795-1797". CoinWeek. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  4. ^ Yeoman, R.S; Bressett, Kenneth; Garrett, Jeff; Bowers, Q. David (2019). A Guide Book of United States Coins (72nd ed.). Pelham, AL: Whitman Publishing. pp. 103–104.