1797 Liberty Cap Half Cents : Lettered Edge

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.):
1797 Liberty cap Half Cent Penny - Lettered Edge
One major variety of the 1797 Liberty Cap Half Cent (Penny) features the standard centered liberty head as depicted above and also has a lettered edge around the coin. There are no errors and the head is centered normally (unlike other varieties where it is aligned lower). This coin also featured lettered on the edge of the coin - which is rarer and more valuable than a coin with a plain smooth 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:

1797 Lettered Edge Liberty Cap Half Cent Example
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)
$1,536$2,971$5,996$15,291$30,464$61,328---

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1797 Liberty Cap Half Cent (Lettered Edge Variety) is worth $2,971 in average condition, and more in higher 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: $0.0468





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