Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Cap Cents (1793-1796)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 109,825
Catalog: KM-13
Obverse Designer: John Smith Gardner?
Reverse Designer: John Smith Garder?
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.89 Grams
Diameter: 29mm
Edge: Plain
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1796 LIBERTY CAP 1C MS obverse 1796 LIBERTY CAP 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Eleven die marriages are known of the 1796 Liberty Cap Cents. None are truly common, with S-91 (photos) being among the ones more often seen. Eight of the remaining varieties are scarce, with S-85, S-86 and S-90 being notably rare.

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Last Updated: 2/14/2014

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1796 LIBERTY CAP 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 600 950 1500 3250 9500 9500 13500 14750 22000 25000 28000 30500 37500 57500 85000 190000 - - - - -
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1796 LIBERTY CAP 1C MS Red Brown
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 131
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 65


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4/27/2014 VG 10   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1204/Lot# 3905


Auction Prices Realized

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1/12/2005 NGC XF 45   Brown Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 3100 $9,200.00
3/3/2008 NGC F 12   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 225, 231/Lot# 3028 $1,208.65
1/3/2012 NGC VF 35   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(3), 1166/Lot# 4080 $4,600.00
2/28/2012 PCGS VG 10   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1294 $833.75
7/12/2012 NGC Details VG Details  Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 7065 $460.00
9/6/2012 NGC VF 30   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1174/Lot# 3087 $3,055.00
12/9/2012 NGC Details F Details  Brown Teletrade Auction 3395, 3395/Lot# 1026 $200.00
11/3/2013 NGC Details VF Details  Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 16767 $2,750.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1796 LIBERTY CAP 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179515684123917992754365743195195566562666616668569517258810686869450220143151711
2915718691425211730553877461153515865638266396773705375408299894013638251813151710
0000003877461153515865638266396773705375408299894013638251813151700
0000004098490355086065649966626862715578238492919517826283493151700
1796 LIBERTY CAP 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111113238443153475836645968207077731779108768937910105123141434511
1111110803635473655106043657969057157751481968971962110841129911434510
0000003635473655106043657969057157751481968971962110841129911434500
0000004033504156736251669969917237771284829175986311577136681434500
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