1796 Half Cent

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The 1796 Half Cent is one of the rarest and most desirable of all United States coins. Major varieties include "No Pole" and "With Pole". The Edwards Copy is a well-made counterfeit that was produced in limited quantities. Many half cent collectors are willing to pay over 5 figures for this curious piece. (citation needed--ed.)

No Pole Varieties:

With Pole Varieties:

Edwards Copy: