1793 1/2C, BN MS (PCGS# 1000)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4014
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This deep golden-tan specimen is evenly worn but only faintly marked, a blessing at the assigned grade. From the first year of coinage operations at the newly opened Philadelphia Mint, and a one-year-only type coin. This is the only date of the Flowing Hair half cent issues, 1793 to 1797, with Liberty's profile to the viewer's left or dexter side. While the designer of the type is unknown to today's collecting community, it is fairly well certain the engraver was Henry Voigt. Choice for the grade with excellent all-around eye appeal.