||1794 1C Head of 1794, S-43, B-32, R.2, AU55 NGC. Our EAC Grade XF40. Breen Die State IV. On the S-43 variety of the 1794 Liberty Cap cent the bust is low and the lowest curl is clipped, while OF is weak on the reverse, and a die crack is evident above the A in STATES. The S-43 probably accounted for most of the 32,000 cents delivered on May 9, 1794, making examples relatively easy to locate today. The present coin is an attractive Choice AU piece, with pleasing olive-brown surfaces that show only minor abrasions and just a trace of actual wear. The design elements are well detailed, with interesting clash marks under the cap on the obverse and a prominent die crack through U in UNITED. This coin is tied with five other examples for the 13th through 18th slots in the Noyes Condition Census. Ex: Eric P. Newman; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $9400.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.