1797 Liberty Cap Half Cent C-2 - major type upgrade!
After the horror movie Large Cent I posted last I think you deserve to see an actually nice coin.
The Liberty Cap Half Cent is, for whatever reason, captivating to me. I would call it one of my favorite US type coins. I think I spent a lot of time looking at it in the Red Book when I was 10 or so.
I was at EAC Portland this weekend and was looking for a 1794 half cent. If you’ve ever tried looking for these, you’d know they’re not easy to find. The ones I could find weren’t in my price range at all!
Eventually I saw this 1797 that, at $325, I had to leave the show with. My other 1/2c is a 1797, but it’s a corroded metal detected C-1. This is a C-2, a generally much higher production quality and overall nicer looking variety.
"You can't get just one gun." "You can't get just one tattoo." "You can't get just one 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent."