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Liberty Cap type (head facing left)

U.S. Federal Issue
1793
Designed and engraved by Adam Eckfeldt (American, 1769–1852), After Augustin Dupré (French, 1748–1833), and David Rittenhouse (American, 1732–1796)


Mint: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm.

Accession Number

01.1286

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Coins

½ Cent, 1793. OBV: LIBERTY above nude filleted bust of Liberty left with flowing hair; pole surmounted by Thrygian cap over right shoulder; date below. REV: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around HALF-CENT within laurel wreath; 1/200 below. Edge: TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR~~.

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins