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: Plain
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1797 P.EDGE LOW HEAD C-3a 1/2C MS obverse 1797 P.EDGE LOW HEAD C-3a 1/2C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This variety with Liberty's bust placed low in the field is scarce in relation to the centered bust and popular for its novelty. Plain edge examples are a bit more available than those having the lettered edge.

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Last Updated: 7/8/2019

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1797 P.EDGE LOW HEAD 1/2C C-3a MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - 122500 - - - - - 235000 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VG
High Grade: VF

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/26/2020 1797 P.EDGE LOW HEAD 1/2C C-3a MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1-221-----------------6
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Total1-221-----------------6
 17%-33%33%17%----------------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1797 P.EDGE LOW HEAD 1/2C C-3a MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base230823752705388258036903709675027865825989001135412101127651540016089167991753318886271113955158589
23302485309745226169696772317623799684729718116031232213643156291632517043179842162731257458970
0000007231762379968472971811603123221364315629163251704317984216273125700
00000073667744812786861053611852125431452115859165621728818435243693540400
1797 P.EDGE LOW HEAD 1/2C C-3a MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base106614161903291840246651808295881372314619152521582616353166021695817513180261850520153000
1183157822413287490071288584109661402214830154431600216436167211714317684181861905420153000
0000008584109661402214830154431600216436167211714317684181861905420153000
0000009086123451432015041156351617716519168391732817855183451960420153000
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