1794 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 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)
$590$843$1,582$2,803$5,809$14,259---

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1794 Liberty Cap Half Cent (High Relief Variety) is worth $843 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: $0.0446





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