||1794 1C Head of 1794, S-21, B-5, R.3, VF30 NGC. Our EAC Grade Fine 15. Breen Die State III. The 1794 Liberty Cap cents with the Head of 1794 were struck in large numbers from dies engraved by Robert Scot, with many die varieties known to present-day numismatists. This coin is an example of the "Flat Pole" S-21 variety, identified by the recut pole that broadens toward the end, and the long dentils, ribbons, and stems on the reverse. The S-21 was struck before the other varieties of the Head of '94 type. The present coin is an attractive VF30 example that shows even wear on the sharply impressed design elements. Liberty's ear is plainly visible and much interior design detail remains intact. The pleasing brown surfaces show scattered minor abrasions. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2232.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.