As of June, 2024, a 1794 Penny Head of 1794 S-23 Shattered Obverse, BN in circulated condition is worth between $1,600.00 and $20,000.00, depending on its grade and strike quality.

Looking back at auction records, the highest price was achieved by a Mint State grade that was hammered at $106,375.00 in the 09/06/2009 by renowned auctioneer Goldberg Auctioneers, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: Attributed to Robert Scot
Diameter: 28.00 millimeters
Weight: 13.48 grams
Mintage: 918,521
Mint: Philadelphia
Metal: Copper
Series: Liberty Cap Cents 1793-1796

1794 Penny Head Of 1794 S-23 Shattered Obverse, Bn (Regular Strike) – Price Chart

If you are aware of your coin’s grade, refer to the following chart to determine its value:


If you are unsure of the grade, you can assess it based on the coin’s condition. More detailed information here.

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)
Extremely Fine18,500.0020,000.0019,250.00
Fine and Very Fine1,600.004,500.002,937.50

Please note that the estimated values are derived from the latest data in the PCGS Price Guide and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. We strongly recommend reviewing actual auction records, which can be filtered by grade. For further insights, refer to our analysis report, which is based on these data.

Also, there are multiple versions of the 1794 Flowing Hair Large Cent. We recommend checking the values of these coins as well to ensure a comprehensive assessment.

Coin NameMin Circulated Price($)Max Circulated Price($)Min Uncirculated Price($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1794 Penny No Fraction Bar, BN (Regular Strike)450.0043,500.0051,500.00165,000.00
1794 Penny Head of 1793, BN (Regular Strike)750.00145,000.00200,000.00650,000.00
1794 Penny Head of 1794, BN (Regular Strike)250.0022,500.0023,500.00300,000.00
1794 Penny Head of 1795, BN (Regular Strike)325.0018,250.0019,000.00265,000.00
1794 Penny Starred Reverse, BN (Regular Strike)13,500.00632,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny Head of 1795, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A27,500.00500,000.00
1794 Penny S-67 Roman Plicae Head of 1795, BN (Regular Strike)500.002,750.0043,500.0043,500.00
1794 Penny No Fraction Bar, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A225,000.00225,000.00
1794 Penny S-17a Wide Straight Date Head of 1793, BN (Regular Strike)3,000.0050,000.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-68 Bisecting Die Crack Head of 1795, BN (Regular Strike)6,000.0018,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-17b/NC-4 Head of ’93, BN (Regular Strike)30,000.0030,000.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-69 Head of 1795, BN (Regular Strike)500.0010,000.0085,000.0085,000.00
1794 Penny Head of 1793 S-18b Double Chin, BN (Regular Strike)4,250.00175,000.00220,000.00850,000.00
1794 Penny S-69 Head of 1795, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A200,000.00210,000.00
1794 Penny Head of 1793 S-19a Double Chin, BN (Regular Strike)1,600.0031,000.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-70 Head of 1795, BN (Regular Strike)500.0018,000.0019,000.0027,500.00
1794 Penny S-48 Starred Reverse, BN (Regular Strike)13,500.00632,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny Head of 1793 S-19b Double Chin, BN (Regular Strike)4,250.0082,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-71 Head of 1795, BN (Regular Strike)335.0018,000.0019,000.0036,500.00
1794 Penny Head of 1794, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A65,000.00500,000.00
1794 Penny S-20b Head of 1793, BN (Regular Strike)1,500.0058,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-71 Head of 1795, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A200,000.00200,000.00
1794 Penny Head of 1793 S-“20a” (formerly NC-7), BN (Regular Strike)30,000.0030,000.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-72 Head of 1795, BN (Regular Strike)335.0013,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny Head of 1794 S-24 Apple Cheek, BN (Regular Strike)375.0014,500.0017,500.00250,000.00
1794 Penny S-24 Head of 1794, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A475,000.00475,000.00
1794 Penny S-32, Venus Marina, BN (Regular Strike)485.0017,500.0095,000.0095,000.00
1794 Penny Head of 1794 S-26 Severed Locks, BN (Regular Strike)485.0018,500.0020,000.00160,000.00
1794 Penny Head of 1794 S-33 Wheel Spoke, BN (Regular Strike)8,000.0022,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-40, BN (Regular Strike)N/AN/A94,000.0094,000.00
1794 Penny S-34 Head of 1794, BN (Regular Strike)30,000.0030,000.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-41 Abrupt Hair, BN (Regular Strike)375.0013,000.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-35 Head of 1794, BN (Regular Strike)28,500.0028,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-28 Ornate Head, BN (Regular Strike)485.0018,500.0020,000.00160,000.00
1794 Penny Head of 1794 S-29 Ornate Head, BN (Regular Strike)485.0017,500.0045,000.00130,000.00
1794 Penny Head of 1794 S-21 Flat Pole, BN (Regular Strike)500.0026,500.0050,000.00130,000.00
1794 Penny S-37, Steigerwalt Variety, BN (Regular Strike)77,500.00110,000.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny Head of 1794 S-22 Bent Lock, BN (Regular Strike)250.0012,500.0014,500.0047,500.00
1794 Penny S-38, Marred Field, BN (Regular Strike)45,000.0045,000.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-43 Short Bust, BN (Regular Strike)375.0020,000.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-30 Marred Field, BN (Regular Strike)485.0018,500.0020,000.0090,000.00
1794 Penny S-44, Short Bust, BN (Regular Strike)375.0017,500.0050,000.0050,000.00
1794 Penny S-31, Marred Field, BN (Regular Strike)375.0017,500.0045,000.0090,000.00
1794 Penny S-39, Marred Field, BN (Regular Strike)30,000.0075,000.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-47 Short Bust, BN (Regular Strike)17,500.0017,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-45 The Plicae, BN (Regular Strike)N/AN/A55,000.0055,000.00
1794 Penny S-57 Pyramidal Hair, BN (Regular Strike)375.0017,500.00120,000.00120,000.00
1794 Penny S-65 Shielded Hair, BN (Regular Strike)375.0012,500.0090,000.0095,000.00
1794 Penny S-49, BN (Regular Strike)375.0017,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-66, Split Pole, BN (Regular Strike)13,500.0013,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-58, Many-Haired, BN (Regular Strike)485.006,250.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-46 The Plicae, Crossed E, BN (Regular Strike)5,500.005,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-NC-1 Head of 1794, BN (Regular Strike)13,000.0013,000.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-59, Many-Haired, BN (Regular Strike)7,000.0010,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-50 Closed Wreath Young Head, BN (Regular Strike)6,500.006,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-NC-2 Head of 1794, BN (Regular Strike)55,000.0055,000.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-NC-5 Head of 1794, BN (Regular Strike)28,200.0028,200.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-51 Long Locks, BN (Regular Strike)12,500.0015,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-64 No Fraction Bar, BN (Regular Strike)8,000.0035,000.0093,500.00185,000.00
1794 Penny S-60, Patagonian, BN (Regular Strike)485.0018,500.0020,000.0024,000.00
1794 Penny S-NC-6 Head of 1794, BN (Regular Strike)15,275.0070,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-64 No Fraction Bar, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A381,875.00381,875.00
1794 Penny S-53 Severed Locks, BN (Regular Strike)3,300.003,300.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-61 Patagonian, BN (Regular Strike)3,600.003,600.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-NC-9 Head of 1794, BN (Regular Strike)1,250.001,250.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-54 Closed Wreath Slanting 7, BN (Regular Strike)20,000.0020,000.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-NC-10 Head of 1794, BN (Regular Strike)150,000.00150,000.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-62, Trephined Head, BN (Regular Strike)965.005,250.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-55 Big Berries, BN (Regular Strike)250.0018,500.0020,000.0090,000.00
1794 Penny S-NC-11 Head of 1794, BN (Regular Strike)22,500.0022,500.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny Sheldon 63, Fallen 4, BN (Regular Strike)535.0040,000.00N/AN/A
1794 Penny S-56 Closed Wreath Office Boy Reverse, BN (Regular Strike)250.006,250.0032,000.0085,000.00

Coins listed have various mint marks and designations indicating where they were minted and if they are special strikes. To learn more about what the different mint marks and designations mean, please refer to our Mint Mark Chart and Coin Designation Reference Chart.

1794 Penny Head Of 1794 S-23 Shattered Obverse, Bn (Regular Strike) – Auction Chart & Report

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Grade Impact Analysis

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)

The chart shows the min and max prices for the 1794 Penny Head of 1794 S-23 Shattered Obverse, BN (Regular Strike) coin across various grades from PO-1 to MS-64. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-64 having the highest max price $106,375.00.

Within each grade, there is also variability in prices, likely due to factors like specific coin characteristics or market conditions at time of sale. Overall, the chart illustrates how coin grade is a key driver of value for this particular 1794 Penny Head of 1794 S-23 Shattered Obverse, BN (Regular Strike).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1794 Penny Head of 1794 S-23 Shattered Obverse, BN (Regular Strike) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 60.00% share, followed by Goldberg Auctioneers with 40.00% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1794 Penny Head of 1794 S-23 Shattered Obverse, BN (Regular Strike) coin over the years. This visual representation traces the coin's value fluctuations, illustrating periods of increase, decrease, or stability in its average auction price.

Such a historical view is indispensable for collectors, investors, or researchers who are keen on comprehending the market dynamics and the coin's value trend over an extended period.

Raw Auction Records

Here are the lasted auction records from the auction history of the past years. You can filter these records by coin grade.

GradeGrade SourceSellerPrice($)Sold Date
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions90,000.0001/04/2024
VF-35PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers5,760.0009/29/2021
XF-40NGCHeritage Auctions7,200.0004/25/2021
XF-45+PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers14,400.0009/16/2020
VF-35PCGSHeritage Auctions9,000.0001/12/2020
XF-40NGCGoldberg Auctioneers10,200.0001/30/2019
VG-10PCGSHeritage Auctions264.0008/01/2018
XF-45PCGSHeritage Auctions16,450.0009/07/2016
XF-40NGCHeritage Auctions18,800.0011/14/2014
VF-35PCGSHeritage Auctions3,818.7508/05/2014
VF-20NGCHeritage Auctions1,292.5001/10/2014
PO-1PCGSHeritage Auctions588.0009/25/2013
MS-64PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers106,375.0009/06/2009
VF-20NONEGoldberg Auctioneers3,450.0002/03/2009
VF-20NONEGoldberg Auctioneers3,450.0002/13/2007