Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Cap Cents (1793-1796)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 37,000
Catalog: KM-13a
Obverse Designer: John Smith Gardner?
Reverse Designer: John Smith Garder?
Composition: Copper
Weight: 13.48 Grams
Diameter: 29mm
Edge: Lettered
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1795 LETTER EDGE 1C MS obverse 1795 LETTER EDGE 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The name John Smith Gardner has been put forth as the designer/engraver of this Head of 95 bust, but that is based solely on circumstantial evidence. Some specialists believe that this was simply Robert Scot's revision of his earlier hub to extend die life by lowering the relief.

The first cents dated 1795 were coined to the old standard of 208 grains, and these thicker cents carried the lettered edge of 1794 cents. Only four such die marriages are known three obverse dies and three reverses. The variety illustrated is S-75, and this is among the more common ones for the lettered edge issue. S-76a is rare, as is the Jefferson Head variety NC-1. This ultra rarity is similar in overall fabric to U. S. Mint cents, yet it is believed to have been coined privately, perhaps in anticipation of winning a coinage contract from the federal government.

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Last Updated: 2/14/2014

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1795 LETTER EDGE 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 540 760 1240 2250 6000 6000 8600 10000 11000 11850 12800 14100 17500 24000 38000 82500 - - - - -
$ 7250 9500 11000 11750 12500 13800 15500 19000 28500 43000 90000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 48
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 65


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9/10/2014 MS 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 September 3 - 5 & 9 - 10 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 3035/Lot# 34355
9/10/2014 MS 61   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 September 3 - 5 & 9 - 10 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 3035/Lot# 34356


Auction Prices Realized

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6/2/2010 PCGS VG 8   Brown Teletrade Auction 2865, 2865/Lot# 1012 $632.50
2/3/2011 NGC F 15   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1152/Lot# 3029 $2,530.00
2/28/2012 PCGS   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1285 $460.00
9/6/2012 NGC AU 53   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1174/Lot# 3078 $8,225.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1055 $998.75
3/24/2013 NGC Details G Details  Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131314/Lot# 20008 $282.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1795 LETTER EDGE 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17951559777413331949227625552743286030233126323834473765429055637317124691760511
29154265696015382058236926172782291430573163330735533940471461479034141811760510
000000236926172782291430573163330735533940471461479034141811760500
0000002462268028212968309132003377365941155138673210751158931760500
1795 LETTER EDGE 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111117992585278629103085319433243601411149356545824798401256511
11111600206126522827296831213237341637714385547171128778107481256510
000000206126522827296831213237341637714385547171128778107481256500
000000232327192868302631573280350839414660600876799309116561256500
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