Jaime Hernandez: The 1796 Edwards Copy Half Cents are believed to have been produced by Dr. Francis Smith Edwards, sometime around 1860 to 1865. Dr. Edwards was a serious collector of U.S coins that lived in New York. The1796 Edwards Copy Half Cents were made using hand made dies and struck on rolled copper planchets. The copies vary in weight anywhere from about 59 to 95 grains.
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