**Originally Listed At $1250**
North America, USA, ca. 1794 CE. 1/2 cent, 1794, Liberty Cap. PCGS 01003.10/6176892. This is one of the United States' earliest coins. After the Coinage Act of April 2, 1972 created the Mint and prescribed the standards for the new federal coinage, the half cent was first struck in July 1793. It was pegged as a fraction of the Spanish Piece of Eight, the dominant coinage of the New World. The face of Liberty on the obverse was inspired by the French Revolution. Circulated mainly around the Atlantic seaboard, they were referred to as "Little Half Sisters" by a researcher of copper coinage, Dr. Warren A. Lapp. Size: 0.95" W (2.4 cm)
Provenance: private Toluca Lake, California, USA collection; ex-Harlan Berk collection, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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VG 10. Slabbed. PCGS 01003.10/6176892. Graded by PCGS. The term 'slabbed' refers to coins that have been submitted to a professional grading service to certify the grade of the coin. Grading services experts examine the coin, assign the coin a grade, and seal it into a hard plastic 'slab' with a label that indicates coin type, date, mintmark, variety, and grade. The holder prevents any tampering or fraudulent replacement of the certified coin with something else. Most collectors and dealers readily accept the grades of slabbed coins. Given this, slabbed coins are favored highly.