About Classic Head Half Cent BN [Type] Half Cents (Proof)
In 1809 the obverse was completely changed to a more mature depiction of liberty with the reverse just changed to a slightly improved wreath. John Reich created the new design. The long awaited presentation of more exact minting machinery in the 1830's, made it possible for the Mint to deliver top notch coins in moderately high numbers. It was in this decade that the Mint initiated the creation of proof coinage. Restrikes were created around 1858 to 1861, when collecting was getting more well known in the United States.
|Denom:||1/2c / Half Cent|
|Coinage Type:||Classic Head|
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