Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Cap Cents (1793-1796)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 918,521
Catalog: KM-13
Obverse Designer: Various
Reverse Designer: Various
Composition: Copper
Weight: 13.4800g
Diameter: 29mm
Edge: Lettered
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1794 1C MS obverse 1794 1C MS reverse


  
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1794 HEAD OF 93 1C MS S-17a $15
1794 HEAD OF 93 1C MS S-17b/NC-4 $15
1794 HEAD OF 93 1C MS S-18a $15
1794 HEAD OF 93 1C MS S-18b $15
1794 HEAD OF 93 1C MS S-19a $15
1794 HEAD OF 93 1C MS S-19b $15
1794 HEAD OF 93 1C MS S-20a/NC-7 $15
1794 HEAD OF 93 1C MS S-20b $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-21 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-22 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-23 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-24 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-25 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-26 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-27 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-28 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-29 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-30 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-31 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-32 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-33 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-34 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-35 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-36 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-37 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-38 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-39 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-40 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-41 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-42 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-43 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-44 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-45 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-46 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-47 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-50 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-51 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-52 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-53 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-54 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-55 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-56 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-57 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-58 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-59 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-60 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-61 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-62 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-63 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-64 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-65 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-66 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS NC-1 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS NC-2 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS NC-3 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS NC-5 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS NC-6 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS NC-8 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS NC-9 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS NC-10 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS NC-11 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-48 $15
1794 HEAD OF 94 1C MS S-49 $15
1794 HEAD OF 95 1C MS S-67 $15
1794 HEAD OF 95 1C MS S-68 $15
1794 HEAD OF 95 1C MS S-69 $15
1794 HEAD OF 95 1C MS S-70 $15
1794 HEAD OF 95 1C MS S-71 $15
1794 HEAD OF 95 1C MS S-72 $15

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Description & Analysis

This date encompasses three different bust types: The Head of 93 by Joseph Wright, the Head of 94 by Robert Scot and the Head of 95, attributed somewhat uncertainly to John Smith Gardner.

Head of 93 cents were carryovers from the bust utilized for the final issues of 1793, and all 1794-dated cents of this subtype are scarce to rare. Dozens of die marriage are known for the bold Head of 94 issue (photos of Sheldon-29). The Head of 95 continued into 1795-96 and is in markedly lower relief, probably to reduce the failure rate of dies.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 337
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 66


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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1794 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17951578397413932233255528343174337636503817385239524048493568207960143082021311
2916048471114167323402648294732413467370638293885398443445563720010076162762021310
0000002648294732413467370638293885398443445563720010076162762021300
0000002741306133093559376138403919401646396192758012192182452021300
1794 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111200928603203340636833852391940804565556377568849108591375411
11111670229329743271349837393874397342424898629481209519118241375410
000000229329743271349837393874397342424898629481209519118241375400
0000002576308933383591379638974026440352307025848510189127891375400
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