1797 Liberty Cap Half Cents : Lettered Edge

Head Facing Right

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
Metal Composition: 100% Copper

Diameter: 23.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 6.74 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1797 Liberty cap Half Cent Penny - Lettered Edge
One major variety of the 1797 Liberty Cap Half Cent (Penny) features the standard centered liberty head as depicted above and also has a lettered edge around the coin. There are no errors and the head is centered normally (unlike other varieties where it is aligned lower). This coin also featured lettered on the edge of the coin - which is rarer and more valuable than a coin with a plain smooth edge. The words on the edge of the coin read: "TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR". An example of the lettered edge text on the half cent is depicted below in the example image:

1797 Lettered Edge Liberty Cap Half Cent Example
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $0.0386

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