1796 P 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 valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $0.0385

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