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Lot 3088

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Type Coin
Title Lot 3088
Date 1794
Side obverse
Grade 30
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 35513
Denomination 1C
Description 1794 1C Head of 1793, S-18b, B-2b, R.4, VF30 NGC. CAC. Our EAC Grade VF20. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Breen Die State I. The 1794 cents with the Head of 1793 were included in the 11,000 coins struck from January 10-13, 1794. The dies were completed by Robert Scot, using Joseph Wright's Liberty Cap punch. The present coin exhibits the Double Chin on Liberty and the blundered N in CENT that are characteristic of both the S-18a and S-18b varieties. The difference between the two varieties is the edge treatment, which shows the point and stem of the leaf after DOLLAR pointing down on S-18a, and up on S-18b. This coin represents the commoner S-18b variety. The coins were struck on planchets made by Taylor & Bailey. The piece offered here is tied with one other for the 15/16 position in the Noyes Condition Census for the variety. This pleasing VF30 example offers lightly abraded brown surfaces with evenly worn design elements that retain much of their original detail, including a visible ear. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $15.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $47000.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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