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Half Cent 1793, US Philadelphia Mint

The first half-cent was issued in 1793, having on obverse: Bust of Liberty, facing to the left; staff surmounted by liberty-cap over right shoulder. Legend: "LIBERTY." Exergue: "1793."

Reverse: Inscription, "HALF CENT," surrounded by a wreath, tied with a ribbon. Weight, 132 grains.