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    1794 S-19b Cent, VF Details
    Head of 1793, Edge of 1794
    Tied for 10th Finest Known

    1794 1C Head of 1793, Edge of 1794, S-19b, B-3b, R.4, VF20 Bland, VF20 Noyes; VF Details - Cleaning -- Genuine PCGS Secure. The olive and steel-brown surfaces of this important cent are a trifle glossy with underlying microscopic porosity. Both sides are nicely centered with border detail absent on the obverse and bold on the reverse.

    Variety Equivalents:
    Maris 2, Frossard 2.1, Doughty 19, Hays 2, Chapman 2.

    Obverse 2:
    Curved Date, Double Chin. The obverse is found on S-18a, S-18b, S-19a, and S-19b. This die was polished before its first use. The shoulder loop is missing and the lower edge of the cap is broken. Liberty's hair locks are shallow and pointed.

    Reverse B:
    Doubled Berry at AM. This reverse is found on S-19a, S-19b, S-20, NC-7, and S-21. An extra berry is isolated in the field directly over the berry below AM in AMERICA. The heavy, extended dentils are very close to the tops of the legend letters. The stems and ribbon ends are long and closely spaced.

    The Edge of 1794 has the leaf following DOLLAR pointing or curved up in relation to the letters.

    Die State II:
    This is the usual die state with a clearly visible die bulge from the bottom of the cap to the hair curls.

    Rarity and Census:
    This example is tied for tenth finest in Del Bland's Condition Census. Bill Noyes places this piece in a tie for the 11th spot in his census.

    The extremely deep relief of the reverse border dentils likely explains the lack of obverse border detail. The typical low quality of planchets observed on nearly all known examples helps to explain a low Condition Census for the S-19a and 19b cents.

    Boka Commentary:
    Obtained from Denis Loring along with my beloved S18b. One of my first two "Heads of 1793."

    Thomas D. Reynolds began collecting coins as a 12-year-old in 1952, and discovered early copper in 1965. A full-time dealer in addition to his collecting interests, the Omaha native is in his 30th year as a numismatic professional. His collection, including a complete variety set of 1798 large cents, appeared at auction through Goldberg Coins in January 2016.

    Purchased unattributed on 2/11/1987 from Marian Wittenberg (Carlsbad Coins) by Thomas D. Reynolds (3/1995); Walter J. Husak; Denis W. Loring (4/13/2001); Jon Alan Boka.
    From The Jon Alan Boka Collection of 1794 Large Cents.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
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