Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Cap Cents (1793-1796)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 109,825
Obverse Designer: John Smith Gardner?
Reverse Designer: John Smith Gardner?
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.8900g
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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1796 LIBERTY CAP 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 550 915 1550 3150 6900 11500 15500 22750 27000 29750 30600 41500 62500 96500 190000 290000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 180
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 65


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11/4/2017 VF 35  Brown Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1261/Lot# 16046


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5/24/2009 PCGS AU 50   Brown Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 162 $12,075.00
5/13/2012 NGC VG 8   Brown Teletrade Auction 3275, 3275/Lot# 1006 $170.00
2/7/2013 PCGS VF 30   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3064 $4,406.25
11/3/2013 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 16767 $2,750.00
10/10/2014 PCGS AG 3   Brown Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14353 $211.50
12/7/2014 PCGS AG 3   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 32 $275.00
5/3/2015 PCGS AG 3   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131519/Lot# 21008 $376.00
11/29/2015 NGC Details AG Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131549/Lot# 23379 $101.05


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1796 LIBERTY 1C MS CAP Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179515684123917992754365743195195566562666616668569517258810686869450220143151711
2915718691426211730553878461153525865638366396774705375418299894113638251823151710
0000003878461153525865638366396774705375418299894113638251823151700
0000004098490355086066649966626862715678238493919517826283493151700
1796 LIBERTY 1C MS CAP Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111113238443153475836645968207077731779108768937910105123141434511
1111110803636473655106044657969067157751581968972962110841129911434510
0000003636473655106044657969067157751581968972962110841129911434500
0000004033504256736251670069917237771284829175986311578136681434500
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