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    1795 S-80, B-11b Cent, VF Details
    Nicely Pedigreed Jefferson Head Cent

    1795 1C Jefferson Head, Plain Edge, S-80, B-11b, Low R.5 -- Damaged -- PCGS Genuine. VF Details. Our EAC grade: sharpness of Fine 12, net VG7. Sharp-eyed numismatists have turned up quite a number of these privately made large cents in recent years. Dr. William H. Sheldon wrote in 1949 that he had seen about 15 examples. The variety carried a High R.5 rating when Walter Breen's Large Cent Encyclopedia was published in 2000, and today the rarity is Low R.5.

    This example appears tied for 17th finest in the Noyes Condition Census. The medium olive-brown surfaces are somewhat glossy and the obverse is nearly problem-free, showing only a few slight rim disturbances. The reverse has an old scratch through the left branch of the wreath and down to the fraction.
    Ex: Thomas P. Warfield (Associated Coin Auction Co., 10/1955), lot 199; C. Douglas Smith; Stack's (4/1957), lot 43; Frank H. Masters, Jr. (RARCOA, 5/1971), lot 90; Dr. Edward R. Bush; William R.T. Smith; Bowers and Ruddy (11/1977), lot 2077; Denis W. Loring (12/1977); Robinson S. Brown, Jr. (Superior, 1/1996), lot 115; M. Scott Barrett (via Thomas D. Reynolds, 5/2012).
    From The Padula Family Foundation Collection.


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    September, 2017
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