Ron Guth: 1796 Half Cents are known on planchets made from rolled copper strips or cut-down U.S. Large Cents, with the latter being extremely rare.This was the only use of the obverse die.
The reverse die of this variety was also used on:1796 Cohen 1
Most examples seen of this variety are in circulated condition, although a number of choice Mint State examples are known.
G.M. Klein Collection - W. Elliot Woodward 5/1888:2048 - Col. James W. Ellsworth Collection - Wayte Raymond & John Work Garrett - Hillyer Ryder Collection and Estate - New Netherlands, sold privately - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:23, $25,300