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    1794 S-24 Head of 1794 Cent, AU53
    Ex: Jack Robinson Collection

    1794 1C Head of 1794, S-24, B-8, R.1, XF40 Bland; AU53 PCGS Secure. The light brown surfaces, free from any notable surface defects, have a warm reddish-brown appearance with darker color around Liberty's eye. This piece was formerly in a green-label PCGS holder graded MS61 Brown.

    Variety Equivalents: Maris 12, Frossard 8, Doughty 32, Hays 17, Chapman 8.

    Obverse 7: High, Rounded Cheek. Dr. Sheldon wrote that his father called this one the "Apple Cheek" due to the bold relief of that facial feature. The obverse is found only on S-24.

    Reverse D: Tall Numerator. The numerator rests on a long and heavy fraction bar that covers the entire denomination The reverse is found on S-23 and S-24.

    Die State III-IV: Breen writes for Die State III that a faint crack extends from the rim to the upright of the L and the top of the head, and for Die State IV that a light crack joins the rim to the bust right of the 4. This example has no evidence

    Rarity and Census: Tied for the 18th finest of the variety in the Bland Condition Census.

    Commentary: Maris' so-called "Scarred Head" variety, so named because of an ear-shaped depression in the hair below the ear at the back of the neck. Liberty's face has exceptionally rounded and full cheeks, which is especially apparent on this high-grade example.

    Boka Commentary: Though this is a fairly common variety it took me until 2014 to find this very suitable specimen for the collection...a great "Apple Cheek."

    Biography: An obstetrician/gynecologist in Glen Dale, West Virginia, Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz was born at Baltimore, Maryland in 1951, and he practiced for many years in Akron, Ohio. He began collecting Lincoln cents in the early 1960s. Shalowitz was raised in the vicinity of four different coin shops, all within one block of his Baltimore home. One of those shops had a dollar-tray of low grade large cents and he was soon hooked. He purchased Denis Loring's collection in 1974, and has served as an agent in many important large cent transactions. The camaraderie of large cent collectors appeals to Shalowitz as much as the coins.

    Provenance: Mike Follett Rare Coin Co. (8/1975); Del Bland; Myles Z. Gerson; Denis W. Loring; Jack H. Robinson (Superior Galleries 1/1989), lot 38; Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz (2/1989); David Henderson (Whittier Coins); Debrah Henderson; Goldberg Coins (2/2001), lot 258; William G. Brown; Heritage Auctions (6/2002), lot 5027; Keith A. Miller; Heritage Auctions (1/2014), lot 3324; Jon Alan Boka.
    From The Jon Alan Boka Collection of 1794 Large Cents.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 223P, Variety PCGS# 35537, Base PCGS# 901374)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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