1796 Liberty Cap Half Cents : No Pole

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.):
1796 Liberty Cap Half Cent Penny - With Pole
One major variety of the 1796 Liberty Cap Half Cent (Penny) features no pole on the obverse of the coin - which is normally standard in the lower-right corner of the liberty bust. This is one of the rarest and most valuable varieties of the half cents. The difference between the coins with the pole vs without the pole is depicted in the example comparison image below. Source of example image above and "no pole" variety below is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries:

1796 With Pole vs Without Pole 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)
$35,031$64,967$126,582$176,637$196,777--$895,618-

The 1796 Liberty Cap Half Cent (No Pole Variety) is worth $64,967 in average condition and can be worth $895,618 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: $0.0391







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