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SERIES: Liberty Cap Cents 1793-1796
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1794 1C Head of 1793, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64BN

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PCGS MS63BN
PCGS #:
1362
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Designer:
Attributed to Robert Scot
Weight:
13.48 grams
Edge:
Lettered: ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR
Mintage:
918,521
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$881,250 • PCGS MS64 • 1-1-2013 • Stack's/Bowers
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 450 R-6.1 6 / 11 6 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 2 / 11 3 / 12
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 12
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64BN PCGS grade
John F. McCoy Collection - W. Elliot Woodward 5/1864:661 - J.N.T. Levick Collection - Edward Cogan 5/1865:1352 - Abram S. Jenks Collection - Edward Cogan 4/1877:701 - George W. Merritt Collection - Ed. Frossard 1/1879:95 - Ed. Frossard - Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp 6/1890:693 - John G. Mills Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 4/1904:1236 - S.H. & H. Chapman - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - John W. Adams Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 1982 Fixed Price List, lot 5 - Bowers & Ruddy Rare Coin Review #46, 12/1982 - Bowers & Merena Rare Coin Review #48, 6-7/1983 - John W. Adams Collectios, sold privately in 2/1984 - R. E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately in 2/1992 - Eric Streiner - Jay Parrino (The Mint), sold privately in 5/1996 - W.M. “Jack” Wadlington Collection - Chris Victor-McCawley, sold privately in 1/2009 - Cardinal Collection - Stack's/Bowers 1/24/2013:13004, $881,250 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5093, $540,500
1 MS64BN PCGS grade  
3 MS63BN PCGS grade
3 MS63BN PCGS grade

Dr. George P. French  - B. Max Mehl, 1929 FPL:21, $200 - T. James Clarke 10/1954 - R.E. Naftzger, Jr. - Early American Coppers 4/1989:20, $36,000 - Dr. Allen Bennett - Walt Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2019, $253,000

3 MS63BN estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64BN PCGS grade
John F. McCoy Collection - W. Elliot Woodward 5/1864:661 - J.N.T. Levick Collection - Edward Cogan 5/1865:1352 - Abram S. Jenks Collection - Edward Cogan 4/1877:701 - George W. Merritt Collection - Ed. Frossard 1/1879:95 - Ed. Frossard - Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp 6/1890:693 - John G. Mills Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 4/1904:1236 - S.H. & H. Chapman - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - John W. Adams Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 1982 Fixed Price List, lot 5 - Bowers & Ruddy Rare Coin Review #46, 12/1982 - Bowers & Merena Rare Coin Review #48, 6-7/1983 - John W. Adams Collectios, sold privately in 2/1984 - R. E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately in 2/1992 - Eric Streiner - Jay Parrino (The Mint), sold privately in 5/1996 - W.M. “Jack” Wadlington Collection - Chris Victor-McCawley, sold privately in 1/2009 - Cardinal Collection - Stack's/Bowers 1/24/2013:13004, $881,250 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5093, $540,500
1 MS64BN PCGS grade  
3 MS63BN PCGS grade
3 MS63BN PCGS grade

Dr. George P. French  - B. Max Mehl, 1929 FPL:21, $200 - T. James Clarke 10/1954 - R.E. Naftzger, Jr. - Early American Coppers 4/1989:20, $36,000 - Dr. Allen Bennett - Walt Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2019, $253,000

3 MS63BN estimated grade  
6 AU58 PCGS grade  

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

6 AU58 PCGS grade  
6 AU58 PCGS grade  
9 AU55 PCGS grade  
10 AU50 PCGS grade
Denis Loring: The Heads of '93 are considered the aristocrats of the many 1794 varieties. There are four Heads of '93: S-17, 18, 19 and 20. All are scarce, and only S-18b is known in high grade.

In the Masters sale by RARCOA in 1971, a choice "S-18b" was offered. All of the well-known 1794 collectors, including John Adams, Del Bland, and Denis Loring, were outbid by an unknown named Bob Schuman. Shortly after the sale, Bob displayed his prize: the finest known S-19b. All the "pros" had missed it!