Another major change was made in 1793 to satisfy continuing objections to the obverse portrait. This version appears to have been more popular, as it was continued into 1796. The 1793 pieces had beaded borders, but a border of denticles (or “teeth”) was adopted in 1794. A famous 1794 variety is the probably whimsical “starred” reverse, with a border of 94 tiny, five-pointed stars among the denticles.
Portrait variations listed for 1794 are the result of several changes of die engravers. The so-called Jefferson Head of 1795 is now thought to be a sample for a proposed coinage contract by a private manufacturer, John Harper.
Planchets became too thin for edge lettering after the weight reduction ordered in late 1795. The variety with reeded edge was probably an experimental substitute, rejected in favor of a plain edge.