1795 Liberty Cap Large Cents : Plain Edge

Early Copper Penny

Mintage: 501,500
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Joseph Wright
Metal Composition: 100% Copper

Diameter: 29 mm
Mass / Weight: 13.48 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1795 Liberty Cap Large Cent Penny - Plain Edge
This variety of the 1795 Liberty Cap Large Cent (Penny) has a plain smooth edge with no words and no reeds. This is the most common variety for this year. In addition: the words "ONE CENT" will appear centered within the wreath on the reverse of the coin whereas the "lettered edge" variety will have it higher up. This is another clue to identifying this variety. The difference between the two is depicted in the example comparison image below:

1795 Liberty Cap Large Cent - One Cent High in Wreath
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
$333$431$646$1,369$2,971----

The 1795 Liberty Cap Large Cent (Plain Edge Variety) is worth $431 in average condition, and more in higher condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $0.0802







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