1796 NC-1, B-29 Cent, Fine 12
1796 1C Draped Bust, Reverse of 1797 Fine 12 NGC. NC-1, B-29,
R.6. Our EAC Grade VG8. Breen Die State II. Die state data
tells us that this variety was struck between states I and II of
the S-92 variety. Walter Breen suggested that the reverse die for
S-92 was replaced with this new reverse while being repaired, and
returned to press for further use. In the meantime, only a small
number of cents were produced from this die pair. Perhaps 20 of
these have been identified, with this example tied for fourth
finest known. It is not known who discovered this variety or when;
however, it was listed in Ebenezer Gilbert's reference, published
in 1909. Half a century later when Sheldon published Penny
Whimsy in 1958, only five more had been located. This lovely
cent has above average surfaces for the grade, with only faint
abrasions and minor corrosion. A small rim bruise is present at 7
o'clock. Bland and Noyes each grade this piece VG8. Bland lists it
as tied for fourth finest and Noyes says third finest known.
Third Finest Known per Noyes
Ex: James F. Ruddy (circa 1971); Charles A. Blood; Lillian Willins; Wes Rasmussen (Heritage, 1/2005), lot 3105; Dan Holmes (Goldberg Coins, 9/2009), lot 150; Chris Victor-McCawley; Greg Hannigan.
From The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 223W, PCGS# 1407)
Weight: 10.89 grams
Metal: 100% Copper
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