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Liberty Cap type (head facing right)

½ Cent, 1796. OBV: LIBERTY above nude filleted bust of Liberty left with flowing hair; pole surmounted by Thrygian cap over right shoulder; date below (and nearer bust) REV: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around HALF-CENT within laurel wreath; 1/200 below. Edge: Pellet between words of...

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Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins

U.S. Federal Issue, 1796

Mint

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Accession Number

01.1295

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins