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1794 Half Cent Obverse     1794 Half Cent Reverse


1794 HALF CENT

PCGS Nos: 1003, 1004

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:
81,600
Proofs: 0

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 23.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 104 grains (6.74 grams)

Edge: Lettered ("TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR")

Mintmark: None (all 1794 Half Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Varieties (9, plus subvarieties):
Cohen 1 - Scarce
Cohen 2 - Common
Cohen 3 - Rare
Cohen 4 - Scarce
Cohen 5 - Very Scarce
Cohen 6 - Very Rare
Cohen 7 - Rare
Cohen 8 - Rare
Cohen 9 - Common

Significant examples:
See individual varieties

Recent appearances:
See individual varieties

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

The finest Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65RB.

No Red examples have been graded by PCGS.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"American Half Cents - The 'Little Half Sisters' (Second Edition)" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.

"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857" by Walter Breen (purchase a copy by clicking on the title)

"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club