1794 large cent

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by DAW, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. DAW

    DAW New Member

    I've had this cent since my father passed away 25 years ago. I discovered there are many versions of the 1794 large cent and would appreciate help identifying this coin and an estimate of its value.
    1794 cent obverse.jpg 1794 cent reverse.jpg
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  3. *coins

    *coins Well-Known Member

    Very nice coin! Looks genuine to me (there are lots of counterfeits running around these days). I'm not sure of the variety, but I'm sure someone will come along who does know.
  4. DallasCoinsNThings

    DallasCoinsNThings Numismaniac

  5. DallasCoinsNThings

    DallasCoinsNThings Numismaniac

    In my opinion, it is a Head of '94, which is the most common. NGC has a value of $850 retail in VG condition. (VG just sold on EBay for $438, as a better estimate.) I'd call this VG to F, but hard for me to grade, personally, with that much of a worn rim. Others would be better at assigning a grade.
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  6. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

  7. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Active Member

    The graffiti on the obverse may end up pulling a details grade. VG is probably about right.
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  9. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I knew you’d be able to answer it swiftly.
  10. DAW

    DAW New Member

    Thanks for everyone taking the time to look. I had to google details and graffiti as it relates to coin grading. Really cool to think of this coin jingling in someone's coin purse back in 1794.
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  11. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    That's the cool part.
    Knowing that people actually handled and used this back in the day; along with earlier Colonial coinage. What's the odds that the same people related to the earlier Revolutionary War, used that coin at one time.
  12. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    That's pretty neat for such a recently-minted coin!
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