1797 Liberty Cap Half Cents : Plain Edge - Low Head

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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 - Low Head - Plain Edge
One major variety of the 1797 Liberty Cap Half Cent (Penny) features a liberty head aligned much lower on the coin and nearly touching the date - unlike the standard normal and centered head. In addition: This coin will have a plain smooth edge - not a lettered or gripped edge. The difference between the normal centered head vs the low head is depicted below in the example comparison image of the coins:

1797 Normal Centered Head vs Low Head Liberty Cap Half Cent - Difference and Comparison
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
$566$921$2,263$3,819$13,558----

The 1797 Liberty Cap Half Cent (Plain Edge - Low Head Variety) is worth $921 in average condition, and more in higher condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $0.0441





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