1794 1C Starred Reverse, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Cap Cents 1793-1796

PCGS AU50BN

PCGS AU50BN

View More Images

REVERSE DETAIL

REVERSE DETAIL

PCGS XF45BN

PCGS XF45BN

PCGS #:
1374
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
Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 60 R-8.4 5 / 11 5 / 12
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 12
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 12
Survival Estimate
All Grades 60
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.4
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 11
60 or Better 1 / 11
65 or Better 1 / 11
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 12
60 or Better 1 / 12
65 or Better 1 / 12

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU50 PCGS grade

Spink & Son, Ltd. (London, 1972 FPL) - New York Collector - Stack's 9/1972:662, $15,000 - John W. Adams - Bowers & Ruddy 1982 FPL, lot 43, $50,000 - Bowers & Ruddy RCR 43, 1982 - Bowers & Ruddy RCR 46, 12/1982 - Dr. Boyd Hayward (11/1985) - Bowers & Merena 4/1986:945 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 2/23/1992 - Eric Streiner - Jay Parrino - Bowers & Merena 3/1995 - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2050, $632,500

2 XF45 PCGS grade

John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:67, $14,000 - Herman Halpern Collection - Stack’s ??/1988:66, $33,000 - Denis Loring - High Desert Collection - High Desert Collection

2 XF45 PCGS grade
4 XF40 estimated grade

Chris Victor-McCawley, sold privately on 4/27/2010 - Greg Hannigan - Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection - Heritage 1/2014:2481, $24,675

5 VF30 PCGS grade

Allison W. Jackman Collection - Henry Chapman 7/1919:190 - Henry C. Hines Collection, sold privately in 1945 - Dr. William H. Sheldon Collection, sold privately in 4/19/72 - R. E. Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on  2/23/92 - Eric Streiner - Jay Parrino (The Mint), sold privately in 6/1995 - Michael Arconti Collection - McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/18/01:2133 - Jack Wadlington Collection, sold privately on 6/30/2005 (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) - Dan Holmes Collection - Goldbergs 9/2009:79, $212,750

5 VF30 PCGS grade
5 VF30 estimated grade

John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:67, $14,000

8 VF25 PCGS grade

Q. David Bowers - earlier discovered unattributed upon submission to ANACS in 1990 - David Akers “Auction '90” 8/1990:1508 - Julian Leidman - Bowers & Merena Galleries - Dr. John A. Van Arsdall - Bowers & Merena 1/1993:222 - Dr. John A. Van Arsdall - Bowers & Merena 7/2003:120 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2004:1101 - Stack's 8/2010:197 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2014:13027 - Stack's/Bowers 5/2015:43, $99,875

8 VF25 PCGS grade
10 F15 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2006:142, $34,500 - Heritage 1/2012:3033, $74,750 - Gene Heard Collection - Goldbergs 6/2017:239, $44,062.50

#1 AU50 PCGS grade

Spink & Son, Ltd. (London, 1972 FPL) - New York Collector - Stack's 9/1972:662, $15,000 - John W. Adams - Bowers & Ruddy 1982 FPL, lot 43, $50,000 - Bowers & Ruddy RCR 43, 1982 - Bowers & Ruddy RCR 46, 12/1982 - Dr. Boyd Hayward (11/1985) - Bowers & Merena 4/1986:945 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 2/23/1992 - Eric Streiner - Jay Parrino - Bowers & Merena 3/1995 - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2050, $632,500

#2 XF45 PCGS grade

John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:67, $14,000 - Herman Halpern Collection - Stack’s ??/1988:66, $33,000 - Denis Loring - High Desert Collection - High Desert Collection

#2 XF45 PCGS grade
#4 XF40 estimated grade

Chris Victor-McCawley, sold privately on 4/27/2010 - Greg Hannigan - Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection - Heritage 1/2014:2481, $24,675

#5 VF30 PCGS grade

Allison W. Jackman Collection - Henry Chapman 7/1919:190 - Henry C. Hines Collection, sold privately in 1945 - Dr. William H. Sheldon Collection, sold privately in 4/19/72 - R. E. Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on  2/23/92 - Eric Streiner - Jay Parrino (The Mint), sold privately in 6/1995 - Michael Arconti Collection - McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/18/01:2133 - Jack Wadlington Collection, sold privately on 6/30/2005 (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) - Dan Holmes Collection - Goldbergs 9/2009:79, $212,750

#5 VF30 PCGS grade
#5 VF30 estimated grade

John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:67, $14,000

#8 VF25 PCGS grade

Q. David Bowers - earlier discovered unattributed upon submission to ANACS in 1990 - David Akers “Auction '90” 8/1990:1508 - Julian Leidman - Bowers & Merena Galleries - Dr. John A. Van Arsdall - Bowers & Merena 1/1993:222 - Dr. John A. Van Arsdall - Bowers & Merena 7/2003:120 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2004:1101 - Stack's 8/2010:197 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2014:13027 - Stack's/Bowers 5/2015:43, $99,875

#8 VF25 PCGS grade
#10 F15 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2006:142, $34,500 - Heritage 1/2012:3033, $74,750 - Gene Heard Collection - Goldbergs 6/2017:239, $44,062.50

Denis Loring: The Starred Reverse is the most famous of all the 1794's. According to Sheldon, "Collectors mention it with religious awe." About 50-60 are known in all grades. Early in its life, the reverse die buckled in a straight line from 10:00 to 4:00, accounting for the scarcity of the variety. Because of the buckle, the upper right reverse wears away quickly and the lower left lingers. Low-grade examples are known showing only a few stars at 7:00.