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    Amazing 1794 C-9 High Relief Half Cent, MS65 Brown

    1794 1/2 C MS65 Brown NGC. C-9, B-9, R.2. Nine different varieties are known for the 1794 half cent coinage, with six additional subvarieties that are distinguished by either large or small edge letters. Few survive in Mint State grades. The C-9 die marriage features a head of Liberty with hair in much higher relief than normal. This obverse was used for three varieties, C-7, 8, and 9.
    The sharp strike is evident on both sides, with tiny flan marks in the obverse and reverse fields. The flan marks remain from the original planchet stock before the planchet was cut, and well before the coin was minted. Both sides have sharp and even borders, with exceptional head and hair relief on the obverse. The reverse is also bold, with several leaves showing complete venation.
    Both sides have exceptional surfaces with splendid walnut-brown color and full luster. Traces of original red mint luster adhere to the obverse surface along and between the dentil tips. A tiny nick on the cheek is the only readily visible pedigree marker on either side
    From a late die state with heavy clash marks entirely surrounding Liberty, in front of the face and neck, below the bust, through the lower hair curls, and above the cap. A fine die crack connects the tops of IBERTY. A few later state examples are known with a reverse rim break along the border left of the 2, but this piece is one of the last 1794 half cents produced. Census: 3 in 65, 0 finer (12/07). EAC 60+.
    From The Madison Collection.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 2223, PCGS# 1003)

    Weight: 6.74 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    January, 2008
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