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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/22/2019

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1796 LIBERTY CAP 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 520 910 1550 3750 8100 13300 15500 22750 27000 30000 30600 41500 62500 110000 182500 290000 - - - -
1796 LIBERTY CAP 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 60500 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 201
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
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: 12/10/2019 1796 LIBERTY CAP 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base5223312823581276243411-----201
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Total5223312823581376243411-----202
 26 %11 %15 %14 %11 %2 %4 %0 %1 %3 %3 %1 %2 %1 %2 %0 %0 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
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
7/24/2011 NGC F 12   Brown Teletrade Auction 3106, 3106/Lot# 1003 $632.50
1/10/2014 PCGS AU 50   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 January 10 The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1200/Lot# 2539 $8,812.50
5/4/2014 PCGS FA 2   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 191383 $183.70
10/29/2014 NGC F 15   Brown Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 3278 $1,233.75
12/7/2014 PCGS AG 3   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 32 $275.00
12/13/2015 PCGS Genuine F   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131551/Lot# 27411 $282.00
2/22/2018 NGC VF 20   Brown Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1272/Lot# 3070 $1,440.00
6/12/2019 PCGS Genuine F   Brown Heritage Auctions Tuesday & Wednesday US Coins Weekly Online Auction Session(1), 131925/Lot# 25017 $228.00


NGC Registry

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