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    1794 S-72, B-65 Cent, AU53
    Exact Head of 1795

    1794 1C Head of 1795, S-72, B-65, R.2, AU53 PCGS. Ex: Koshkarian-Trollan. Breen Die State III with an obverse crack from the border to the forelock, extending faintly across the hair to the cap. The reverse has a crack through the D in UNITED to the wreath. This pleasing cent has medium brown surfaces with some maroon patina at the lower reverse. The surfaces exhibit scattered marks on each side. This piece is tied for the 12th finest per the Condition Census at Al Boka's

    All of the die varieties labeled S-67 through S-72 are classified as the Head of 1795 varieties, but only S-72 has the exact head of 1795 with the lowest curl ending in a downward point. John Smith Gardner was an assistant engraver who was paid $3 per day. These Head of 1795 punches are attributed to Gardner. Our EAC grade VF35.
    Ex: American Numismatic Rarities (12/2003), lot 2339; Thomas D. Reynolds; Superior (5/2005), lot 1218; March Wells, Jr. (Goldberg Coins, 2/2009), lot 552; Dr. Haig Koshkarian; Goldberg Coins (2/2017), lot 12; Chris Victor-McCawley; Daniel W. Trollan (Goldberg Coins, 1/2019), lot 206.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 223R, Variety PCGS# 35699, Base PCGS# 1365)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2020
    23rd-26th Thursday-Sunday
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