Liberty Cap - A Symbol of Freedom!
The 1793 half cent was the first ever US coin to depict the famed liberty cap as a symbol of freedom and pursuit of liberty in that era. The obverse of this coin shows liberty's head turned to the left. The reverse is that of a laurel wreath with the denomination at the base reading 1/200.
This series is the smallest and thickest of all half cents minted for circulation. These pure copper coins measured about 22mm and weighed only 6.74 grams.
The edge inscription reads TWO
HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR. Another distinction that this coin has is that it has two leaves after the word DOLLAR on the edge of the coin.
Liberty Cap Left to Half Cents
Back to Coin Collecting Homepage