File:1797 bust obv.jpg

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Summary[edit]

A 1797 Draped Bust, Small Eagle half dollar. This photo was taken from CoinFacts.com. As a U.S. coin, the design is in the public domain, and per WP:IUP: "Also note that in the United States, reproductions of two-dimensional artwork which is in the public domain because of age do not generate a new copyright — for example, a straight-on photograph of the Mona Lisa would not be considered copyrighted (see Bridgeman v. Corel). Scans of images alone do not generate new copyrights — they merely inherit the copyright status of the image they are reproducing." Since this is simply a straight-on photo or scan, with no creative aspect involved, it should not be subject to copyright as per this precedent

Licensing[edit]

Public domain

This image depicts a unit of currency issued by the United States of America. If this is an image of paper currency or a coin not listed here, it is solely a work of the United States Government, is ineligible for US copyright, and is therefore in the public domain in the United States.
Fraudulent use of this image is punishable under applicable counterfeiting laws.
As listed by the United States Secret Service at money illustrations, the Counterfeit Detection Act of 1992, Public Law 102-550, in Section 411 of Title 31 of the Code of Federal Regulations (31 CFR 411), permits color illustrations of U.S. currency provided:
1. The illustration is of a size less than three-fourths or more than one and one-half, in linear dimension, of each part of the item illustrated;
2. The illustration is one-sided; and
3. All negatives, plates, positives, digitized storage medium, graphic files, magnetic medium, optical storage devices, and any other thing used in the making of the illustration that contain an image of the illustration or any part thereof are destroyed and/or deleted or erased after their final use.

Certain coins contain copyrights licensed to the U.S. Mint and owned by third parties or assigned to and owned by the U.S. Mint [1]. For the United States Mint circulating coin design use policy, see [2]; for the policy on the 50 State Quarters, see [3].

Also: COM:ART #Photograph of an old coin found on the Internet

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current09:56, 4 October 2008Thumbnail for version as of 09:56, 4 October 2008233 × 244 (16 KB)Cropbot (talk | contribs)upload cropped version, operated by User:Luxo. Summary: cropped
03:36, 15 October 2006Thumbnail for version as of 03:36, 15 October 2006576 × 480 (19 KB)Smb12321~commonswiki (talk | contribs)A 1797 Draped Bust, Small Eagle half dollar. This photo was taken from CoinFacts.com. As a U.S. coin, the design is in the public domain, and per WP:IUP: "Also note that in the United States, reproductions of two-dimensional artwork which is in the public
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