Liberty Cap type

U.S. Federal Issue
1796
Designed and engraved by Robert Scot (American (born in Scotland), 1745–1823), After Joseph Wright (American, 1756–1793), and Augustin Dupré (French, 1748–1833)


Mint: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Sheldon 87; Breen 1681

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 29 mm, 11.1 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.39 oz.)

Accession Number

2004.725

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Coins

The last of the Liberty Cap issues. Has the low 6 in the date and two leaves to the left of ONE on the reverse.

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse