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    1794 S-39, B-27 Large Cent, AU Details
    Eighth Finest Known

    1794 1C Head of 1794 -- Obverse Repaired -- NGC Details. AU. S-39, B-27, R.6. MRB Fine 12. Die State II, with a minor reverse die crack and light clash marks. In his Census, Del Bland states that this piece has the sharpness of VF20, with several scratches and burnishing on the face. Some observers might suggest a higher sharpness grade. Bill Noyes, for example, suggests the sharpness of VF25. Both observers assign the same net grade of Fine 12, and they both rank this piece as the eighth finest known S-39 cent. The surfaces are glossy mahogany, with nice centering. While the obverse burnishing and scratches are both noticeable, the reverse is finer, with only minor scrapes.
    Employed by the National Park Service, Philip Van Cleave (1920-1991) was born at Urbana, Illinois, and lived at Carlsbad, New Mexico, at the time of his death. He formed an extensive collection of early date large cents, owning every Sheldon number except for S-79 and S-80. Kagin's sold his collection of 338 large cents in 1986.
    This piece is not part of the Al Boka Copperheads Collection, but consigned as the property of Walter J. Husak.
    Ex: Axel Lindegard (Lyman H. Low 4/1902), lot 410; W. B. Guy (Henry Chapman, 11/1911), lot 416; Dr. George P. French, later, Christian M. Petersen; Hollinbeck Coin Co. (10/1953), lot 266; Dr. William H. Sheldon; C. Douglas Smith (1965); Alfred Bonard; Henry J. Berube (New England Coin Co., 1/28/1966); Philip Van Cleave (Kagin's Numismatic Auctions, 2/1986), lot 5043; Wesley A. Rasmussen (Heritage Galleries, 1/2005), lot 3046; Jon Alan Boka (1/2006); Steven K. Ellsworth (6/2008); Walter J. Husak.


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