||1794 1C Head of 1795, S-72, B-65, R.2, XF45 NGC. Our EAC Grade VF30. Breen Die State III. The lowest lock of Liberty's hair is short and points straight down without curling, and the leaves above N in ONE are narrow and bent, identifying the S-72 variety. The S-72 obverse die employs the same bust punch used on cents in 1795, and the variety was probably included in the 20,021 coins that were delivered on December 30, 1794. The chocolate-brown surfaces of this Choice XF example are lightly abraded and there is a minor obverse rim bruise at 9 o'clock. The design elements were sharply impressed and retain most interior detail intact. Ex: Eric P. Newman; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $4993.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.