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1796 Reverse of 1795 Cent
Rare S-96, Die State II+

1796 1C Draped Bust, Reverse of 1795, S-96, B-32, R.6 PCGS Genuine. Breen Die State II+ with a prominent bisecting crack on the reverse between 3 o'clock and 8:30. The reverse field is prominently buckled near the C in CENT, unmentioned in Breen or Noyes, and a later die state than the Holmes discovery specimen. A very rare Sheldon variety. This example has Fine details but the deep lavender-brown surfaces are moderately granular and the left obverse field has many faded pinscratches. All legends are bold. Tied for seventh finest. Our EAC grade VG7.
From a collection of large cents started in the 19th century by Charles Hixson, later added to by Eli Hixson, and around 1932 passed on to Sue A. Eppler, then sold unattributed in 1986 by her son, Keith A. Eppler, to Dennis Pacheco (Panda Coin Exchange); Robert E. Vail (11/21/1988); Del N. Bland; Dr. Philip W. Ralls (12/1988); Denis W. Loring (9/1998); Walter H. Reed (2/14/2003).
From The COL Steve Ellsworth Die State Collection.

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