1795 P Liberty Cap Half Cents : Lettered Edge with Pole

Head Facing Right

Mintage: 25,600
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.):
1795 Liberty Cap Half Cent Penny - With Pole - Lettered Edge
One major variety of the 1795 Liberty Cap Half Cent (Penny) features the standard pole on the obverse of the coin and also have a Lettered Edge. It is standard by design that the liberty should be holding a pole with a cap on it. In some varieties the pole is actually missing. An example image of the standard design with the pole is depicted above.

In addition: This variety has a lettered edge around the coin. Some coins were too thin and were left plain since there wasn't enough room to stamp letters around the 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:

1795 Lettered Edge Liberty Cap Half Cent Example

The difference between the "With Pole" vs "No Pole" variety is depicted below in the example comparison image of the coin varieties:

1795 With Pole vs No Pole Liberty Cap Half Cent - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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)
5677931,4932,7265,67111,442---

MELT VALUE: $0.0389


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