1793 1C Liberty Cap, BN AU53BN

CERTIFICATION#: -4853
PCGS#: 1359

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex England-unknown (possibly Dr. William H. Sheldon)-Q. David Bowers-Lester Merkin-Charles Jay, Stack’s 10/27/67:91 (as "Uncirculated")-unknown-Tony Terranova-Herman Halpern 12/11/86-R. E. Naftzger, Jr. 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 5/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

Expert Comments

David Hall: In mint state condition, the 1793 Liberty Cap is the rarest of the three types of 1793 large cents (Chain cent, Wreath cent, and Liberty Cap cent). The PCGS graded MS64BN is the finest known by far. The coin has super mark-free surfaces and rich brown color.

 

Diameter: 28.50 millimeters Designer: Attributed to Joseph Wright Edge: Lettered: ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR
Mintage: 11,056 Weight: 13.48 grams Metal Content: Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 450 R-6.1 1 / 1 6 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 1 1 / 12
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 1 1 / 12

Condition Census

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

Pierre LeGras (Paris) - Ed Frossard 5/1882:627, $181 - William Cottier - S.H. & H. Chapman 6/1885:65,5 $90 - Thomas Cleaney - Chapman 12/1890:1800, $200 - Peter Mougey - William Woodin - Thomas Elder Sale 9/1910, $340 - Clarence S. Bement - Chapman Sale 5/1916:291, $720 - Col. James Ellsworth, 1923 - Wayte Raymond - William Atwater - Mehl 6/1946:108 $2,000 - Louis Eliasberg - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:490, $319,000 - High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS62BN PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade