1793 Liberty Cap Large Cent 

The 1793 Liberty Cap Large Cent holds a significant place in American numismatics as one of the earliest issues of the United States Mint and the first large cent denomination produced by the federal government. These coins are highly sought after by collectors due to their historical importance and scarcity.

Designed by Joseph Wright, the obverse (front) of the 1793 Liberty Cap Large Cent features a bust of Liberty facing right, wearing a Liberty cap, which was a symbol of freedom popular during the American Revolutionary War era.  

On the reverse (back) side of the coin, there is a laurel wreath encircling the denomination "ONE CENT" within the wreath. The design also includes a pole with the word "LIBERTY" inscribed on it, further emphasizing the theme of freedom. 

The 1793 Liberty Cap Large Cent underwent several design modifications throughout the year, resulting in multiple varieties.  

The early minting process was not as precise as modern methods, leading to variations in strike quality, die characteristics, and planchet quality among surviving specimens. 

Due to their age, historical significance, and limited mintage, 1793 Liberty Cap Large Cents are highly coveted by collectors.  

Examples in better condition or with rare die varieties command premium prices at auction and are considered prized additions to any collection of early American coinage. 

Inception of Federal Coinage: The issuance of the 1793 Liberty Cap Large Cent marks the beginning of regular coinage by the newly established United States Mint. Prior to this, coinage in America was primarily comprised of foreign coins and privately minted tokens. 

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