Rare 1793 Liberty Cap Large Cent

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Features a liberty cap on pole design by Joseph Wright. Composed of 100% copper with 29mm diameter & 13.48gm weight.


The coin's grade determines its collector value. Grades range from Good (G-4) to Extremely Fine (EF-40), About Uncirculated (AU-50) & Uncirculated (MS-60/65).

Grading Scale

In well-worn G-4 grade a 1793 cent sells for $13,893. EF-40 examples fetch $112k+ while an AU-50 coin sold for nearly $1 million at auction.

Prices & Values  

To identify the 1793 Liberty Cap Cent, look for the liberty cap on pole design on the obverse and chained reverse surrounded by inscription “One Cent” & wreath.

Identifying Features

The 1793 cent was the first official one-cent coin produced by the U.S. Mint. The liberty cap design symbolized freedom from British rule.  

Minting History

As one of the earliest American copper coins with an extremely low mintage, the 1793 Liberty Cap Large Cent is highly coveted by colonial coin collectors.

Collector Demand

The 1793 Liberty Cap Cent represents an important part of early U.S. coinage and numismatic history, making it a must-have for serious collectors.

Numismatic Rarity

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