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    1795 S-80, B-11 Cent, VG10
    Famous Jefferson Head

    1795 1C Jefferson Head, Plain Edge, S-80, B-11, Low R.5, VG10 PCGS Secure. This famous variety has been called the Jefferson Head cent at least since 1864 when Edward Cogan described an example as "1795 Cent, Jefferson Head" in his June 30 catalog. This is an earlier appearance than the cataloger had located while editing Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Large Cents. Documentary evidence presented in Breen's Encyclopedia proves that John Harper was the individual who made the so-called Jefferson Head cents early in 1795, although clearly any resemblance to Thomas Jefferson was unintentional.

    This is a pleasing Jefferson Head cent for the grade, and in our opinion is finer than the VG8 grade that Bill Noyes claims. He suggests the detail is VF25 and the surfaces are scudzy, and we disagree with that assessment as well. This Jefferson Head cent shows the usual grade-consistent handling marks and a few trivial rim bruises. It is our opinion that the surfaces are average minus, the sharpness is VF20, and our EAC grade is VG10.
    Ex: New Netherlands (30th Sale, 5/1950), lot 383 as Good-4; Willard C. Blaisdell, Denis W. Loring; Alan Brotman; Denis W. Loring; Enoch Blackwell; to the present consignor.
    From The Viki Collection. (NGC ID# 4EKV, Variety PCGS# 35741, Base PCGS# 1386)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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

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