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    1794 S-71 Head of 1795 Cent, XF Details
    Tied for Seventh Finest Known
    Ex: Jack Robinson-Wes Rasmussen

    1794 1C Head of 1795, S-71, B-63, R.2, XF40 Bland, VF25 Noyes; XF Details -- Cleaning -- Genuine PCGS Secure. Attractive golden-brown, olive, and steel coloration with splendid surfaces. A few tiny abrasions and specific toning spots serve as important pedigree markers.

    Variety Equivalents:
    Maris 37, Frossard 20a, Doughty 57, Hays 52, Chapman 57.

    Obverse 37:
    Die Defects at Eye. Three parallel die cuts at the eye and bridge of the nose are diagnostic for this obverse. The obverse is found only on S-71.

    Reverse JJ:
    Double Leaves at O in OF, Triplet at D. The leaf pair below OF is spread apart. There is a triplet below D, with the middle leaf a mere point between the outer leaves. The reverse is found on S-70 and S-71.

    Die State IV:
    A faint crack crosses the tip of the pole, and both sides exhibit extensive clash marks.

    Rarity and Census:
    The Boka coin is tied for seventh finest known, according to Del Bland who grades this piece XF40. One of the finer examples is part of the ANS Collection, and another finer piece is missing from that collection.

    Commentary:
    Cent production throughout 1794 consistent of three distinct periods: January through March, May through August, and November through December. The interruption from the end of August until the middle of November was due to the beginning of silver production, as well as the annual yellow fever epidemic. The final few varieties of 1794, the Head of 1795 cents, were likely coined in December 1794.

    Boka Commentary:
    This ex Dupont beauty has lovely toning and will integrate well into a fine set of 1794s. I especially love this coin for its mixture of colors.

    Biography:
    Charles J. Dupont and his partner, Charles Anderson, operated an antique business in Worcester, Massachusetts. They were agents for the sale of a coin collection that Stack's billed as the Anderson Dupont Collection. The sales were held in September and November 1954, and the large cents were cataloged by Dr. William H. Sheldon and Walter Breen.

    Provenance:
    Charles J. Dupont (Stack's, 9/1954), lot 99; R.E. Naftzger, Jr. (New Netherlands Coin Co., 11/1973), lot 392; French's (3/1976), lot 7; Denis W. Loring; Jack H. Robinson (Superior Galleries, 1/1989), lot 128; Tom Morley (Superior Galleries, 5/1992), lot 240; unknown; Superior Galleries (2/1994), lot 789; Anthony Terranova (7/1994); Wes A. Rasmussen (Heritage Auctions, 1/2005), lot 3082); 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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