1 Cent "Draped Bust Cent"

Features

Country United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1796-1807
Value 1 Cent (0.01 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper
Weight 10.89 g
Diameter 29 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 16940
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References KM# 22
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait right

Lettering:
LIBERTY
(1796-1807)

Engraver: Robert Scot

Robert Scot was the first Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from the inception of the United States Mint in 1793 until his death in 1823. He was succeeded by William Kneass. Scot also designed the popular and rare Flowing Hair dollar coinage along with the Liberty Cap half cent. Scot is perhaps best known for his design, the Draped Bust, which was used on many silver and copper coins.

Reverse

The denomination within a wreath with the denomination as a fraction below and the country name around the rim

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ONE CENT
1/100

Engraver: Robert Scot

Robert Scot was the first Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from the inception of the United States Mint in 1793 until his death in 1823. He was succeeded by William Kneass. Scot also designed the popular and rare Flowing Hair dollar coinage along with the Liberty Cap half cent. Scot is perhaps best known for his design, the Draped Bust, which was used on many silver and copper coins.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1796  1.7% error "LIHERTY"
1796  363 375 3% reverse of 1794 type
1796  1.4% reverse of 1795 type
1796  1.4% reverse of 1797 type
1796  0.9% reverse without stem
1797  897 510 6% edge marked with reverse of 1796 type
1797  1.4% edge smooth with reverse of 1796 type
1797  5% reverse of 1797 type; with stems
1797  2% stemless; reverse of 1797 type
1798  1 841 745 9% overdate "8" on "7"
1798  1.7% reverse of 1796 type
1798  9% Type 1
1798  8% Type 2
1799  3%
1799  0.9% overdate "9" on "8"
1800  7%
1800  2 822 175 21.52 12% Type 1
1800  2% Type 2
1801  1.7% "3 errors"-variety
1801  3% date type 1/000
1801  1 362 837 26.52 11% normal reverse
1801  1.7% overdate 1/100 on 1/000
1802  3% date type 1/000
1802  3 435 100 38.99 60.76 34% reverse normal
1802  4% Stemless Wreath
1803  6% large date, large fraction
1803  1.7% large date, small fraction
1803  2% overdate 1/100 on 1/000
1803  6% small date, large fraction
1803  3 131 691 48.34 49.26 20% small date, small fraction
1803  1.7% Stemless Wreath
1804  96 500 3% Many of the coins from that year were struck with broken corners
1804  1.1% Restrike of 1860
1805  941 116 10%
1806  348 000 7%
1807  727 221 3% broken edge behind Liberty
1807  6% large fraction
1807  5% overdate large "7/6"
1807  1.1% overdate small "7/6"
1807  3% small fraction

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