1794-1797 Liberty Cap Facing Right
Generally, the increased population of these coins, over their 1793 predecessor, have helped preserve the average condition of the surviving numbers. Pieces dated 1794 are known to exist in grades Extremely Fine or better but remain rare finds. Pieces dated 1795 can be found in Extremely Fine, About Uncirculated, or even Uncirculated grade. Although an Uncirculated Specimen may take years to find, they do exist and when found become a prize worthy of note in the finest collection.
Half cents of the 1794-1797 years depict on the obverse Miss Liberty facing to the viewer's right, with LIBERTY above and the date below. Behind her flowing hair is a liberty cap on a pole. The edge is a series of denticles or indentations; the beaded border of 1793 had been discontinued. The reverse is similar in concept to 1793 except for the denticulated border. Although issues of 1794-1797 are commonly grouped together as a single type, in actuality half cents of 1794 have a larger head of Miss Liberty, while those of 1795 through 1797 have a delicate cameo-like head in a more open field area.
- COIN NAME
- 1794-1797 Liberty Cap Facing Right
- DESIGNED BY
- Robert Scott
- ISSUE DATE
- 23.5 mm
- 104 grains (thick planchet) 84 grains (thin planchet)
- Lettered TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR, some plain
- BUS MINT
- PROOF MINT
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