1796 1C Draped, Reverse of 1794, BN MS (PCGS# 1404)

Wes Rasmussen U.S. Large Cents

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1796 1C Draped Bust, Reverse of 1794 Fine 12 NGC. VG8 EAC. S-107, Die State II, High R.5. This late die state has a heavy rim break joining both serifs of Y to the border, and extending along the rim for several millimeters past 2 o'clock. This rim break is 8.75 mm. in length. This cent seems to fall at the low end of the Census. Del Bland placed this in a tie for seventh finest known at VG7, although he had not actually seen the coin. The next point, VG8, moves this up to a fifth place tie among the best known examples. Finest for the variety is just VF20. The surfaces are light tan in color, with considerable olive and steel toning. A few old dents and abrasions are present, along with some minor reverse scratches. Ex: Bob Maccaa (1974); Scott Williams (4/98).
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