1793 1/2C, BN MS (PCGS# 1000)

2012 April 18-22 US Coins & Platinum Night CSNS Signature Auction- Schaumburg #1169

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5008
  • Grade:
    AU53
  • Price:
    $27,600.00
Lot Description
1793 1/2 C AU53 NGC. C-4, B-4, Low R.3. Three major types were produced in 1793 for the large cents, but the half cent saw just a single type, the Liberty Cap design, but with the head facing to the left instead of to the right, as would occur on the 1794-97 issues. Unlike most examples of the C-4 die pairing, this piece is in surprisingly high grade. The brown surfaces display a subtle underlying presence of red. Numerous small and medium abrasions are scattered about, mostly confined to the obverse. The obvious obverse marks include a planchet flaw over the denticles above ER, shallow planchet fissures through RTY and into the field beyond, and a few contacts in the right field. The devices are well defined and show light, even wear. Our EAC grade VF35.
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