Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Cap Cents (1793-1796)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 109,825
Catalog: KM-13
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
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Base $ 585 940 1575 3350 8800 13500 15250 22500 27500 31500 39500 60000 90000 190000 - - - - -
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1796 LIBERTY CAP 1C MS Red Brown
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 166
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 65


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1/12/2005 PCGS AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 30097 $17,250.00
3/3/2008 NGC F 12   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 225, 231/Lot# 3028 $1,208.65
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
5/9/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Brown Teletrade Auction 2850, 2850/Lot# 1012 $207.00
4/27/2011 NGC G 4   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 9082 $632.50
12/5/2013 PCGS VF 35   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1192/Lot# 3510 $4,112.50
1/10/2014 NGC VF 30   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 January 10 The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1200/Lot# 2547 $12,925.00
5/4/2014 PCGS FA 2   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 191383 $183.70
2/5/2015 PCGS VG 10   Brown Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1116 $771.98


NGC Registry

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