As of May, 2024, a 1796 Penny S-91 Liberty Cap, BN in circulated condition is worth between $235.00 and $37,000.00, while an uncirculated specimen can be valued at up to $260,000.00, 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 $223,250.00 in the 01/01/2013 by renowned auctioneer Stack's Bowers, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: Robert Scot
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 28.00 millimeters
Weight: 10.89 grams
Mintage: 109,825
Mint: Philadelphia
Metal: Copper
Series: Liberty Cap Cents 1793-1796

1796 Penny S-91 Liberty Cap, 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($)
Mint State260,000.00260,000.00260,000.00
About Uncirculated16,000.0037,000.0022,625.00
Extremely Fine11,500.0013,500.0012,333.33
Fine and Very Fine1,450.005,500.003,441.67
Good and Very Good450.001,250.00850.00
Poor, Fair, and About Good235.00335.00285.00

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 1796 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($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1796 Penny Liberty Cap, BN (Regular Strike)235.0035,500.0037,000.00260,000.00
1796 Penny Liberty Cap, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A55,000.00710,000.00
1796 Penny S-81 Liberty Cap, BN (Regular Strike)450.0032,500.0090,000.0090,000.00
1796 Penny S-89 Liberty Cap, BN (Regular Strike)450.0016,000.00N/AN/A
1796 Penny S-90 Liberty Cap, BN (Regular Strike)34,500.0034,500.0095,000.0095,000.00
1796 Penny Sheldon 82, BN (Regular Strike)450.0012,000.00N/AN/A
1796 Penny S-83 Liberty Cap, BN (Regular Strike)450.0016,000.0045,000.0045,000.00
1796 Penny S-84 Liberty Cap, BN (Regular Strike)450.0016,000.0039,500.00135,000.00
1796 Penny S-84 Liberty Cap, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A152,500.00725,000.00
1796 Penny S-85 Liberty Cap, BN (Regular Strike)N/AN/A50,000.0050,000.00
1796 Penny S-86 Liberty Cap, BN (Regular Strike)N/AN/A50,000.0050,000.00
1796 Penny S-87 Liberty Cap, BN (Regular Strike)335.0032,500.0045,000.0045,000.00
1796 Penny S-88 Liberty Cap, BN (Regular Strike)450.0016,000.00N/AN/A

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.

1796 Penny S-91 Liberty Cap, Bn (Regular Strike) – Auction Chart & Report

This tool is very user-friendly. Simply select the coin grade, and our system will provide detailed information including:

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  • Highest Sale Price
  • Average Sale Price
  • Most Recent Sale Price
  • Number of Sales
  • Sales Volume

You can also select different time periods for your query: 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, or All time, with the default set to All time.

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Grade Impact Analysis

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

The chart shows the min and max prices for the 1796 Penny S-91 Liberty Cap, BN (Regular Strike) coin across various grades from PO-1 to MS-66. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-66 having the highest max price $223,250.00.

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 1796 Penny S-91 Liberty Cap, BN (Regular Strike).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1796 Penny S-91 Liberty Cap, BN (Regular Strike) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 41.67% share, followed by Goldberg Auctioneers / Stack's Bowers with 33.33% / 22.22% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1796 Penny S-91 Liberty Cap, 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
F-12PCGSHeritage Auctions3,840.0001/04/2024
FR-2PCGSHeritage Auctions360.0011/27/2023
FR-2PCGSStack's Bowers240.0008/10/2023
VF-35PCGSStack's Bowers3,360.0008/25/2021
VF-30PCGSDavid Lawrence RC4,701.0007/04/2021
VF-20NGCHeritage Auctions576.0004/28/2021
AU-58PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers18,600.0002/19/2020
VG-10NONEGoldberg Auctioneers720.0009/04/2019
VG-8NONEGoldberg Auctioneers480.0006/05/2019
FR-2PCGSStack's Bowers156.0010/30/2018
AU-58PCGSStack's Bowers26,400.0008/22/2018
G-4NGCHeritage Auctions252.0007/11/2018
G-6PCGSHeritage Auctions504.0002/22/2018
VF-35NGCHeritage Auctions3,120.0011/02/2017
XF-45+PCGSStack's Bowers7,050.0008/01/2017
AU-50PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers12,925.0002/13/2017
FR-2PCGSHeritage Auctions188.0002/14/2016
AU-53PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers12,338.0002/01/2016
VG-8NGCHeritage Auctions763.7503/01/2015
FR-2PCGSHeritage Auctions188.0001/18/2015
AU-58PCGSHeritage Auctions34,075.0010/27/2014
F-15PCGSHeritage Auctions5,287.5009/04/2014
XF-45NGCStack's Bowers5,288.0003/27/2014
VF-30NGCHeritage Auctions4,406.2501/10/2014
VF-20PCGSHeritage Auctions852.0008/08/2013
VG-8PCGSHeritage Auctions317.0004/22/2013
PO-1PCGSStack's Bowers800.0004/16/2013
MS-66PCGSStack's Bowers223,250.0001/01/2013
VF-30NGCHeritage Auctions4,406.0009/06/2012
VG-10NONEGoldberg Auctioneers6,325.0002/03/2011
G-4NONEGoldberg Auctioneers265.0002/03/2011
VG-8NONEGoldberg Auctioneers368.0009/21/2010
PO-1NONEGoldberg Auctioneers506.0009/21/2010
PO-1NONEGoldberg Auctioneers1,840.0002/02/2010
VF-35NONEGoldberg Auctioneers4,600.0002/03/2009
G-6NONEGoldberg Auctioneers518.0002/13/2008