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Obverse of 1796 Liberty Cap Cent     Reverse of 1796 Liberty Cap Cent

(compare with 1796 Draped Bust Cent)

Circulation strikes: 109,285
Proofs: 0

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 28 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.9 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmarks: None (all 1796 Large Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Ira and Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Varieties (11):
Sheldon 81 - Scarce
Sheldon 82 - Very Scarce
Sheldon 83 - Rare
Sheldon 84 - Scarce
Sheldon 85 - Rare
Sheldon 86 - Rare
Sheldon 87 - Scarce
Sheldon 88 - Scarce
Sheldon 89 - Scarce
Sheldon 90 - Very Rare
Sheldon 91 - Scarce 

The finest Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66BN.

The finest Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62RB.

Significant examples:
See variety listings

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service


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