1795 1C Plain Edge, BN AU58BN

CERTIFICATION#: 07341024
PCGS#: 1380

Owner's Comments

1795 1C Plain Edge AU58 S-78, B-8, R.1. This is one of the most common of all Liberty Cap large cent varieties and an ideal candidate for the date or type collector. For this die pairing, the peak of the 5 in the date just touches the bust truncation. Date and LIBERTY are closely spaced. ONE CENT is centered in the wreath and widely separated. ONE CENT is high in the wreath, as the engraver avoided placing CENT within the narrow space between the lower leaves, and the E in STATES is entered high. Specialists of 1795 cents know that the two most common varieties are S-76b and S-78, both Plain Edge varieties. The Lettered Edge varieties are significantly scarcer, as indicated by Guide Book prices. While none of the three collectible Plain Edge 1795 cent die pairs can be considered more than scarce, the type is more in-demand than the supply can handle, especially for better conditions such as Choice AU.

Expert Comments

Diameter: 28.00 millimeters Designer: Attributed to Robert Scot Edge: Plain
Mintage: 501,500 Weight: 10.89 grams Metal Content: Copper
1
200
7
45+
5,400
50+
7,000
53+
8,250
55+
9,250
58+
10,500
1
60
11,500
61
12,500
3
62+
17,000
1
63+
26,500
64+
47,500
1
65
60,000
3

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 8 / 11 TIE 9 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 6 / 11 7 / 12
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 11 TIE 2 / 12 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
4 MS64+BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade