1794 P Liberty Cap Half Cents : High Relief

Head Facing Right

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
Metal Composition: 100% Copper

Diameter: 23.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 6.74 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1794 Liberty Hap Half Cent Penny - High Relief
One major variety of the 1794 Liberty Cap Half Cent (Penny) is the High Relief type. This coin can be identified by the higher relief of the liberty head on the obverse of the coin. High relief coins are struck much deeper and harder - meaning the hair and other features stand up or stick out of the coin much more than the low relief varieties. The denticles that encircle the rim of the coin are larger and thicker as well as more numerous than the low relief variety. The difference between the Normal Head (Low Relief) vs High Relief is depicted below in the example comparison image of the coins. Source of example images are courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.

1794 Normal Head (Low Relief) vs High Relief Liberty Cap Half Cent - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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)
5738201,5392,7265,64913,867---

MELT VALUE: $0.0389


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