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Classic Head Half Cent

classic head half cent

Half cents of 1809 sported a new look, with a matronly bust of Liberty facing left and a modified wreath on the reverse. The new design, by John Reich, lasted until 1836, although half cents were not minted from 1812-1824, in 1827 and 1830. The key dates of this type are 1831 and 1836.