1794 1C Head of 1794, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Cap Cents 1793-1796

PCGS MS66+BN

PCGS MS66+BN

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OBVERSE COMPARISON

OBVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS66+BN

PCGS MS66+BN

PCGS #:
901374
Designer:
Attributed to Robert Scot
Edge:
Lettered: ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.48 grams
Mintage:
918,521
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
Die Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 11 / 11 12 / 12
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 7 / 11 8 / 12
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 5 / 11 TIE 5 / 12 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,000
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 6
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 11 / 11
60 or Better 7 / 11
65 or Better 5 / 11 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 12 / 12
60 or Better 8 / 12
65 or Better 5 / 12 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67BN PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 1/1999:1020

2 MS66+BN PCGS grade
2 MS66+BN PCGS grade
2 MS66+BN PCGS grade
5 MS66BN PCGS grade

Breen Large Cent Encyclopedia Plate Coin; Noyes Plate Coin

Found in the old United States Hotel in Chester, PA - Lyman H. Low 11/1905:70, $23 - Malcolm N. Jackson Collection - United States Coin Co. 5/1913:1235, $51 - Carl Wurtzbach, sold privately in 1919 - Virgil M. Brand Collection - B.G. Johnson - Barney Bluestone - New Netherlands, sold privately on 9/9/1951 - Harold Bareford Collection, sold privately on 9/13/1985 - Herman Halpern Collection, sold privately on 12/11/1986 - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 2/23/1992 - Eric Streiner - Dr. Robert J. Shaolowitz - Anthony Terranove and Chris Victor-McCawley, sold privately on 4/1994 - Dr. Thomas Turissini Collection - Tom Reynolds Collection

5 MS66BN PCGS grade
5 MS66BN PCGS grade
5 MS66BN PCGS grade
5 MS66BN estimated grade
10 MS65+BN PCGS grade
#1 MS67BN PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 1/1999:1020

#2 MS66+BN PCGS grade
#2 MS66+BN PCGS grade
#2 MS66+BN PCGS grade
#5 MS66BN PCGS grade

Breen Large Cent Encyclopedia Plate Coin; Noyes Plate Coin

Found in the old United States Hotel in Chester, PA - Lyman H. Low 11/1905:70, $23 - Malcolm N. Jackson Collection - United States Coin Co. 5/1913:1235, $51 - Carl Wurtzbach, sold privately in 1919 - Virgil M. Brand Collection - B.G. Johnson - Barney Bluestone - New Netherlands, sold privately on 9/9/1951 - Harold Bareford Collection, sold privately on 9/13/1985 - Herman Halpern Collection, sold privately on 12/11/1986 - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 2/23/1992 - Eric Streiner - Dr. Robert J. Shaolowitz - Anthony Terranove and Chris Victor-McCawley, sold privately on 4/1994 - Dr. Thomas Turissini Collection - Tom Reynolds Collection

#5 MS66BN PCGS grade
#5 MS66BN PCGS grade
#5 MS66BN PCGS grade
#5 MS66BN estimated grade
#10 MS65+BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1794 Large Cents can be found with three major obverse types: Head of 1793; Head of 1794; and Head of 1795.

The Heads of 1793 use a device punch from the 1793 Liberty Caps. These usually have a double chin and the head is not as tall as the Heads of 1794.

The majority of 1794 Large Cent die varieties are of the Head of 1794 type. On these coins, the bottom curl is shaped like a distinct hook. Hair details vary because of hand-finishing.

Technically, the only true Head of 1795 is Sheldon 72 (which uses the identical head of Liberty punch that was used in 1795. However, Sheldon 67 through 71 (inclusive) are also categorized as Heads of 1795. On Sheldon 72, the bottom curl is a short stub. On Sheldons 67 through 71, the bottom curl appears as a closed (or close) circle.

As expected, the 1794 Head of 1794 is a common type, though Mint State examples are scarce and valuable.

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