1796 Liberty Cap Half Cents : With Pole

Head Facing Right

Mintage: 1,390
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 the standard pole on the obverse of the coin in the lower-right corner of the liberty bust. This is one of the rarest and most valuable varieties of the half cents but there is also an even rarer and more valuable variety without the pole. The difference between the coins with the pole vs without the pole is depicted below in the example comparison image. Source of image for "no pole" variety courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries:

1796 With Pole vs No 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)
$18,408$25,290$35,031$61,328$86,585$109,176-$735,205-

The 1796 Liberty Cap Half Cent (With Pole Variety) is worth $25,290 in average condition and can be worth $735,205 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: $0.0441





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