1796 Liberty Cap Half Cent: With Pole 

The 1796 Liberty Cap Half Cent with Pole is a significant and sought-after variety among early American copper coinage.  

This coin features a distinctive design element on the reverse (back) side—the presence of a pole supporting Liberty's cap. 

Designed by Robert Scot, the obverse (front) of the 1796 Liberty Cap Half Cent features a bust of Liberty facing right, wearing a Liberty cap, a symbol of freedom popular during the American Revolutionary War era.  

On the reverse of the coin, a pole extends upward from the base, supporting the Liberty cap. The cap is depicted atop the pole, and below it is the inscription "HALF CENT," denoting the coin's denomination. 

The Liberty Cap Half Cent series was minted from 1793 to 1797 and represents one of the earliest denominations issued by the United States Mint.  

These coins were struck in relatively small quantities and circulated widely during their time, experiencing significant wear and damage. 

Due to its historical significance, low mintage, and distinctive design features like the pole supporting the Liberty cap, the 1796 Liberty Cap Half Cent is highly prized by collectors.  

Examples in better condition or with unique die varieties command premium prices at auction and are considered prized additions to any collection of early American coinage. 

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