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
1793 - 1797
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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
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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