This is the first federal issue of the Liberty Cap design, it predates the Liberty Cap cent by approximately four months,
Rittenhouse-Eckfeldt model was based on Augustin Dupré’s 1782 design of the Libertas Americana medal. Both the medal and the 1793 half cent feature Liberty facing left, which is unique to this half cent design. On the 1793 large cent, and later 1794 half cents, Liberty faces to the right.”
Obverse: Head of Liberty facing left with a large, floppy Phrygian cap on a pole in the background. This was the soft cap worn by freed Roman slaves, LIBERTY appears above the bust, the date 1793 below.
Reverse: Laurel wreath of leaves and berries tied with a bow. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and the fraction 1/200 surround the wreath, which encloses HALF CENT.
Diameter: 22 mm
Copper plated, lead free pewter, hand finished patina, made in the USA.
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.
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