1794 Liberty Cap Large Cents : Head of 1794

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 1794
This variety features the 1794 design of the liberty head on the obverse of the 1794 Liberty Cap Large Cent (Penny). This "head of 1794" features a hooked curl on the bottommost lock of hair on the liberty head as depicted above. There are also numerous Sheldon varieties within this general "head of 1794" variety.

Important Exception: One type of this variety known as the Sheldon S-44 variety does not have a hooked curl of hair. It is often confused with the "head of 1795" which does not have the hooked curl - even major coin grading companies have been confused by this. One way to identify the S-44 variety is to note that a die defect caused a prominent crack through the "17" in the 1794 date.

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 1794 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)
$373$545$816$1,776$4,041----

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1794 Liberty Cap Large Cent (Head of 1794 Variety) is worth $545 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: $0.0871





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