1794 Liberty Cap Large Cents : Head of 1793

Early Copper Penny

Mintage: N/A
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.):
1794 Liberty Cap Large Cent Penny - Head of 1793
This variety features the 1793 design of the liberty head on the obverse of the 1794 Liberty Cap Large Cent (Penny). This "head of 1793" features a liberty head with much shorter hair. The details are also softer than the later head designs and has a high rounded relief. An example image of this is depicted above. Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.

The difference between the head of 1793 vs head of 1794 vs head of 1795 is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1794 Head of 1793 Liberty Cap Large 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)
$1,536$2,971$4,041$9,066$22,092--$894,996-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1794 Liberty Cap Large Cent (Head of 1793 Variety) is worth $2,971 in average condition and can be worth $894,996 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint 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: $0.0883





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