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SERIES: Liberty Cap Right Half Cents 1794-1797
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1796 1/2C With Pole, RB (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS65+RB

PCGS MS64+RB
PCGS #:
1028
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Smith Gardner
Weight:
5.44 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
1,390
Metal Content:
Copper
63
300,000
64
450,000
1
64+
1
65
-
65+
718,000
1
66
850,000
3
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 4 R-9.8 5 / 10 TIE 5 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 5 / 10 TIE 5 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 5 / 10 6 / 12
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
3 MS65RB estimated grade  
4 MS64RB PCGS grade  
4 MS64RB estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
3 MS65RB estimated grade  
4 MS64RB PCGS grade  
4 MS64RB estimated grade  
4 MS64RB estimated grade  
7 MS63RB PCGS grade  
8 MS62RB estimated grade  
Ron Guth: 1796 Half Cents are known on planchets made from rolled copper strips or cut-down U.S. Large Cents, with the latter being extremely rare.

This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1796 Cohen 1

Most examples seen of this variety are in circulated condition, although a number of choice Mint State examples are known.