Liberty Cap Half Cents

(1793-1797)

In January of 1793, King Louis XVI of France literally lost his head, ushering in what history would call the “Reign of Terror.” The French Revolution, though founded on the lofty principles of the American model, descended into the chaos and bloody wars of the Napoleonic Era. Across the Atlantic, however, the United States—with its revolutionary struggles long past—was now busy getting down to business.

Promoting business and trade was high on Congress’ agenda, and establishing a sovereign coinage system was one of its earliest acts. The Coinage Act of April 2, 1792 authorized the Mint and prescribed the standards for the new federal decimal coinage. The smallest denomination provided for in the law was the copper half cent, first stru.... (Expand Text)

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1793 LIBERTY CAP 1/2 C, FACING LEFT MS30 Brown

FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. BENT CAP AND BNCH LEAVES. RARITY-3.
$14,950.00

1794 LIBERTY CAP 1C, HEAD OF 1794 MS64 Brown

LOVELY CHOCOLATE PLANCHET. FINEST S-65 GRADED AT PCGS.
$48,500.00

1794 LIBERTY CAP 1C, HEAD OF 1794 MS65 Brown

HEAD OF 1794. S-29. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$82,500.00

1794 LIBERTY CAP 1C, HEAD OF 1794 MS66 Brown

HEAD OF 1794. RAZOR SHARP STRIKE. AMONG FINEST KNOWN. CAC.
$159,500.00

1794 LIBERTY CAP RT LG HD 1/2 C MS61 Brown

LOVELY CHOCOLATE PLANCHET. NORMAL HEAD. C-1A.
$26,500.00

1797 LIBERTY CAP RT SM HD 1/2 C, 1 ABOVE 1 MS58 Brown

1 ABOVE 1. PLAIN EDGE. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$10,950.00