Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Cap Cents (1793-1796)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 37,000
Obverse Designer: John Smith Gardner?
Reverse Designer: John Smith Garder?
Composition: Copper
Weight: 13.4800g
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-74, and this is moderately scarce within the lettered edge issue of 1795. 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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/28/2017

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1795 LETTER EDGE 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 575 775 1250 2350 6450 8250 10750 12750 13750 14750 15500 17500 21500 58000 105000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 78
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 65

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1795 LETTER EDGE 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base131010613452322--2211-----76
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Total131010613452322--2211-----76
 17%13%13%8%17%5%7%3%4%3%3%--3%3%1%1%----- 
1795 LETTER EDGE 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------2-----2
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Total----------------2-----2
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1795 LETTER EDGE 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17951559777413331949227625552743286030233126323834473765429055637317124691760511
29154265696015382058236926182782291430573163330835533940471461489034141811760511
000000236926182782291430573163330835533940471461489034141811760500
0000002462268028212969309232013377365941155139673210752158931760500
1795 LETTER EDGE 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111117992585278629103085319433243601411149356545824798401256511
11111600206126522827296831213237341637714386547271128778107481256511
000000206126522827296831213237341637714386547271128778107481256500
000000232327192869302731583281350939414660600876809309116571256500
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