Liberty Cap half cent
|Value||0.005 US Dollar|
|Mass||1793–1795; 6.74 g|
1796–1797; 5.44 g
|Edge||plain, lettered, or gripped|
|Years of minting||1793–1797|
|Design||Liberty, facing left, with a Liberty cap on a pole behind her|
|Designer||Unknown (possibly Henry Voigt, Joseph Wright, or Adam Eckfeldt)|
|Design||Liberty, facing right, with a Liberty cap on a pole behind her|
|Design||Wreath with strings of berries|
|Design||Wreath with single berries|
The Liberty Cap half cent was among the first coins produced by the Philadelphia Mint, with the only other coins produced by the Mint in 1793 were the Chain, Wreath, and Liberty Cap large cents. Production of the half cent was temporarily suspended in 1797, but resumed in 1800 with a new design.
The obverse of the Liberty Cap half cent originally featured a bust of Liberty facing left, with flowing hair and a Liberty cap on a pole behind her. In 1794, the design was flipped so that Liberty faced right.
The reverse featured a wreath that was similar to that of the Wreath cent.
- "Liberty Cap Half Cents (1793-1797) | Complete Coin Guide". Retrieved 2019-07-15.
- "1793-1797 Liberty Cap Half Cents | NGC". www.ngccoin.com. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
- CoinWeek (2010-10-10). "Half Cents - Liberty Cap Half Cent, Head Facing Right, Small Head, 1795-1797". CoinWeek. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
- "1793 Liberty Cap Half Cent". Retrieved 2019-09-13.
- "1793 Liberty Cap Large Cent". Retrieved 2019-09-13.
- Yeoman, R.S; Bressett, Kenneth; Garrett, Jeff; Bowers, Q. David (2019). A Guide Book of United States Coins (72nd ed.). Pelham, AL: Whitman Publishing. pp. 103–104.