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1797 S-128, B-23 Cent, AU58
Reverse of 1797, With Stems
Census Level Specimen

1797 1C With Stems AU58 PCGS. S-128, B-23, R.3. MRB XF45. Ex: Brown-Boka. Breen Die State VI with several obverse cracks and a faint bulge behind the lower curls, a later intermediate die state. This variety has the second 7 joined to the drapery, while it is clear of the drapery on S-129. The blundered reverse die has the M in AMERICA punched over a misplaced E. The reverse die was used for S-128 and S-129, and the die blunder is diagnostic.
The surfaces are lovely steel-brown with a few trivial contact marks, including dull nicks below T and Y. Trivial scratches occur behind the eye and over EN. Both sides are glossy with faint field reflectivity. The squared edge shows slight roughness, and combined with the dark planchet suggests this piece was coined on Coltman copper. Del Bland grades this coin XF45 and tied for fourth finest known. Bill Noyes calls this piece XF45 with average plus surfaces, and tied for fifth finest known. Called tied for fifth finest known in the 1996 Robinson Brown catalog.
Bertram Cohen, a retired toy manufacturer, is a well-known marble enthusiast, collector, trader, and dealer for more than 40 years since 1960, and he was the first dealer to showcase art glass marbles in 1980. His collection has appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, on CNN, and in other publications and media, and was showcased in an educational exhibition at the Fuller Museum of Art. Cohen is well-known in New England numismatic circles as well and is the brother of the late Jerry Cohen of the numismatic firm Kreisberg-Cohen and Quality Sales.
Ex: Fort Worth Coin Co. (10/1981); Douglas Bird; Del N. Bland; Bertram Cohen (3/30/1985); C. Douglas Smith (4/29/1993); Eric Streiner; Thomas Reynolds (6/1/1993); Robinson S. Brown, Jr. (Superior, 1/1996), lot 183; Wes A. Rasmussen; Jon Alan Boka.
From The Al Boka Copperheads Collection.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 2242, PCGS# 1422)


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