Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Cap Half Cents (1793-1797)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 127,840
Obverse Designer: John Smith Gardner?
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.4400g
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1797 L.EDGE LOW HEAD C-3b 1/2C MS obverse 1797 L.EDGE LOW HEAD C-3b 1/2C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is the same die pair as C-3a and C-3c, but it has a lettered edge. This variety is in between those two in terms of rarity.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/28/2017

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1797 L.EDGE LOW HEAD 1/2C C-3b MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2150 3750 8500 14500 30000 110000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 40

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1797 L.EDGE LOW HEAD 1/2C C-3b MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-21-31----------------7
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Total-21-31----------------7
 -29%14%-43%14%---------------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1797 L.EDGE LOW HEAD 1/2C C-3b MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13932433317241415747958811047121781311213281134461360613762139141406214206143472221729447000
174026793495467670271007411424124891316813336134991365813813139631411014253169702462729447000
00000011424124891316813336134991365813813139631411014253169702462729447000
00000011801128011322513391135531371013863140131415814300195942703729447000
1797 L.EDGE LOW HEAD 1/2C C-3b MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base158327183521456562861037211917131121409814277144501461914784149441510015252154002366931233000
196129863869513976481088712315134411415814335145061467414837149961515115301181562619031233000
00000012315134411415814335145061467414837149961515115301181562619031233000
00000012714137691421714392145631472914891150481520115351209132871231233000
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