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SERIES: Liberty Cap Left Half Cents 1793
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1793 1/2C, RB (Regular Strike)

PCGS #:
1001
Diameter:
22.00 millimeters
Designer:
Unknown
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Lettered: TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR
Mintage:
35,334
Metal Content:
Copper
 
63
185,000
1
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 4 R-9.8 1 / 1 1 / 1
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 1 / 1 1 / 1
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 1 1 / 1
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63RB PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63RB PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The Liberty Cap - Head Left design was used only in 1793 and, along with the 1793 Chain Cents, was one of the first coins struck at the U.S. Mint.  Four die varieties, of roughly equal rarity, make up the entire mintage of just over 35,000 pieces.  High grade pieces are very rare, as are coins with nice surfaces, perfect planchets, and original, chocolate-brown color.  Demand for this date is very high because it is a first and only year of the type.

1793 Half Cents with even a trace of original mint red are ver scarce.  No full Red examples are known.

Varieties (4):
Cohen 1 - Scarce
Cohen 2 - Scarce
Cohen 3 - Scarce
Cohen 4 - Scarce
Baker 27 - Washington Head Half Cent

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"American Half Cents - Second Edition" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.

"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857" by Walter Breen

Related collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club