1794 Liberty Cap Half Cents : Normal Head

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 - Normal Head - Low Relief
One major variety of the 1794 Liberty Cap Half Cent (Penny) is the Normal Head or "Low Relief" type. This coin can be identified by the lower relief of the liberty head on the obverse of the coin. The denticles that encircle the rim of the coin are smaller and more numerous than the high 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 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)
$566$816$1,536$2,522$5,832$13,558---

The 1794 Liberty Cap Half Cent (Normal Head Variety) is worth $816 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: $0.0404





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