The 1793 Liberty Cap half cent was the first ever half cent made for circulation by the US Mint. These coins have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1793 Half Cent

Specifications

Type: Liberty Cap Half Cent, Head Facing Left
Year: 1793
Face Value: $0.005
Composition: Copper
Total Weight: 6.74 grams

There is no mint mark on this coin. Each coin was minted in Philadelphia.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1793 Philadelphia 35,334

Value

The 1793 half cent is worth around $2,500 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $3,500. In fine condition the value is around $8,750. In about uncirculated condition the price is around $25,000 for coins with an MS 60 grade.

Grading System

About good- The date and design elements can be identified.

Good- The outline of Liberty's bust is clear but no details are present. The date is readable. The lettering on the reverse side of the coin is incomplete.

Fine- Most of Liberty's hair details are visible. The leaves are worn but they are all visible.

About uncirculated- Liberty's face only shows a trace of wear.

 

Sources:

The Red Book