Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Cap Cents (1793-1796)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 918,521
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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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. 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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/31/2019

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1794 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 630 850 1150 2750 5350 6750 8000 10700 11750 13850 16250 19500 22400 42500 77500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 57000 - - - -
1794 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 35000 - 50000 - 115000 200000 460000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 401
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1794 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base582730329634286181625-77651-----396
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---------1-----1------2
-----------------1----1
Total582730329634286181725-776611----399
 15 %7 %8 %8 %24 %9 %7 %2 %5 %4 %6 %-2 %2 %2 %2 %0 %0 %---- 
1794 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-22----5
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Total--------------1-22----5
 --------------20 %-40 %40 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
7/26/1994 PCGS AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions 1994 ANA Bullet Sale #121, 121/Lot# 8 $3,300.00
2/20/2005 PCGS VF 30   Brown Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 814 $1,495.00
5/22/2011 NGC G 4   Brown Teletrade Auction 3070, 3070/Lot# 1001 $195.50
2/28/2012 PCGS Genuine F   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1273 $805.00
5/30/2012 NCS Details AU Details  Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2069 $705.00
11/29/2012 PCGS F 12   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1177/Lot# 3117 $998.75
2/7/2013 PCGS XF 40   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3061 $3,818.75
12/1/2013 PCGS MS 97   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 268 $600.00
2/9/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170017 $1,430.00


NGC Registry

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