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First authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792 on April 2, 1792, the coin was produced in the United States from 1793 to 1857. The half-cent piece was made of 100% copper and was valued at five milles, or one two-hundredth of a dollar. It was slightly smaller than a modern U.S. quarter with diameters 22 mm (1793), 23.5 mm (1794–1836) and 23 mm (1840–1857). Coinage was discontinued by the Coinage Act of February 21, 1857. They were all produced at the Philadelphia Mint.
The 1804 Draped Bust Half Cent is one of those coins that any collector would love to add to their collection. Not only does it exude historical significance, there are so precious few of these coins still around. Understanding this, it only makes sense that a wise collector would do their best to get their hands on one of these pieces sooner rather than later.
On the coin’s obverse, the center of the face is dominated by the rightward-facing image of Lady Liberty. The image of Lady Liberty is so incredibly detailed that even the curls in her hair are easily able to be seen. Being that there is draped clothing over her bust, the Draped Bust coin name makes sense. Above the central image is an inscription reading “Liberty,” while the 1804 year of minting is inscribed below the image. Around the very outer edges of the coin there are raised notches, which give the coin more appealing aesthetics as well as texture.
On the reverse side of the Draped Bust, the center is marked by an inscription reading the “Half Cent” face value of the coin. Surrounding this inscription is a loosely-tied wreath, held together by a bow. Beneath the bow is an inscription reading “1/200,” or the Half Cent’s value relative to a whole dollar. Finally, the words “United States of America” are inscribed around the outside of the wreath.
The Coin Man, since 1959: David Green I am a collector since 1959 and have done my best to accurately describe and picture the coins I am selling. If a coin has a problem I try to note it and many times the problem is worse in the picture than in hand. I do not believe in surprises when you receive your coin(s). So FAR, No one has had a problem!!!
I do not believe anyone can be 100% sure buying a coin from a picture/description so I offer an unconditional 7 day return privilege as long as the coin is in my original visible holder-unopened (Buyer pays return shipping). The coin you see on line is what YOU will be getting. Most Photos are at 300DPI scan, sometimes light and dark to really see it. The light scanning does not always show its true look because of reflections. I DO combine shipping. Please allow me to invoice you if you purchase multiple items as the shipping can be less/more. I do not try to profit and charge actual UPS/USPS rates rounded up to the next dollar. The round up does not cover the cost of shipping supplies. Coins will be sent with a minimum of delivery confirmation and or insurance as is appropriate. I will ONLY to ship to confirmed addresses, NO EXCEPTIONS, SORRY!
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