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    Pleasing Mid-Grade 1794 Liberty Cap Half Cent

    1794 1/2 C VF30 PCGS. B-6b, C-4, R.3. We are certain that this attribution is correct in that this coin was struck from the marriage of Breen's Obverse 4 and Reverse E. On the other hand, we cannot see the edge, so we do not know whether or not the lettering is large or small. As the Large Edge Letters variety (B-6a) is an R.8 with just three examples known to Breen, it is likely that this coin is an example of the Small Edge Letters, B-6b variety. The attractive, medium brown surfaces are evenly worn over the central design elements. We do, however, note that the denticles are sharper at the left borders than they are at the right. A foreign object seems to have been encapsulated with the coin on the reverse below the final A in AMERICA, and a few planchet voids (as struck) are seen in the obverse field immediately before Liberty's profile. There is also a mentionable reverse scrape in the field after the N in UNITED. (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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    Auction Dates
    November, 2002
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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