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- 1796-P : LIKERTY
1796 Draped Bust Half Dimes : LIKERTY
Small Eagle Reverse
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper
Diameter: 16.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 1.35 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
One major variety is the 1796 "LIKERTY" Draped Bust Half Dime. This variety deals with the word "LIBERTY" on the top of the obverse of the coin - particularly with the letter "B". The top and bottom of the letter "B" had a weak strike which made the letter look like a letter "K" with curled arms as depicted in the example image of the coin above. Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
The 1796 Draped Bust Half Dime (LIKERTY Variety) is worth $1,776 in average condition and can be worth $17,897 or more in uncirculated mint 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: $0.6443
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