||1794 1C Head of 1794, S-32, B-18, R.2, MS62 Brown NGC. Our EAC Grade AU50. Breen Die State V. The S-32 variety of the 1794 Liberty Cap cent is recognized by the upturned fourth and sixth locks of hair (counting from the bottom), and the die crack from the rim through the first S to the adjacent leaf and berry. The S-32 is a reasonably available variety and probably accounted for most of the 15,000 cents delivered on March 28, 1794. The dies were misaligned, resulting in an often-seen weakness on the right border, both obverse and reverse. At least one of the dies was loose enough to rotate slightly, the effects easily seen in the dramatic multiple clashmarks on the reverse of this coin. The present coin is a delightful MS62 example, with well-detailed design elements that show some weakness on the right side, due to misalignment of the dies. The glossy brown surfaces are free of large or distracting contact marks and eye appeal is quite strong. This coin is the number 6 example in the Noyes Condition Census. Ex: Eric P. Newman; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $32900.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.