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.
Old collection from England - Alan Thomas (London) - Superior, sold privately in 1992 - Gene Reale Collection - Sotheby's 1/1998:4 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1707, $???,??? - Stack's 10/2000:23, $132,250 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers 2/2016:3009, $470,000
Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection (valued by Newcomb at $710), sold privately in 1935 - B. Max Mehl, sold privately in 1935 - Col. E. H. R. Green Collection (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Green Estate at $300 on 8/9/1937), sold 4/1943 for $70.01 - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson - B.G. Johnson - Charles J. duPont Collection - Stack's 11/1954:1053, $2,300 - Doris E. Nelson - Toby and Doris Nelson Szymanski (the "TAD" collection) - Stack's 3/1975:822 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 96.2.2) - Goldbergs 1/2014:37, $718,750
J.F. McCoy Collection - W. Elliot Wooward 5/1864:757 - J.N.T. Levick Collection - Joseph Zanoni Collection - Henry C. Miller Collection - Thomas Elder 4/1917:1032 - Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection, sold privately in 1926 - Wayte Raymond - Virgil Brand - New Netherlands - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - New Netherlands, sold privately in 1955 - Kagin’s 3/1964:1455 - Kagin’s “MANA” 11/1973:988 - Dr. Herbert I. Ketterman Collection - RARCOA - R. Tettenhorst, sold privately in 4/1982 - Jim McGuigan Collection