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SERIES: Patterns - MS
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1794 H10C J-15, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64BN
PCGS #:
11042
Diameter:
16.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
Unknown
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$74,750 • NGC AU55 • 1-1-2009 • Heritage
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63BN PCGS grade   Valentine 3. Matthew Stickney (per Don Taxay) - Henry Chapman 6/1907:447 - William H. Woodin - Waldo C. Newcomer - Maj. Lenox Lohr - Robert Batchelder - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1976:936 - Stack's 1/1987:511 - American Numismatic Rarities 12/2003:278 - Southern Collection - Simpson Collection. The Adams-Woodin and Judd plate coin
2 EF45 estimated grade   Valentine 3. Joseph Mickley (speculative) - Woodward 10/1867:2138 - Col. Mendes I. Cohen - Cogan 10/1875:384 - Jules Fonrobert - Adolph Weyl 2/1878 - Stack's "Auction '85" 7/1985:1595 - Lemus Collection - Queller Family Collection - Heritage 1/2009:1503, $74,750
3   Valentine 4. H. Chapman 6/1914:342) - Judd - Champa - Bowers & Ruddy 5/1972 - Dr Caldwell - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1973 - Crouch - Superior 6/1977
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63BN PCGS grade   Valentine 3. Matthew Stickney (per Don Taxay) - Henry Chapman 6/1907:447 - William H. Woodin - Waldo C. Newcomer - Maj. Lenox Lohr - Robert Batchelder - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1976:936 - Stack's 1/1987:511 - American Numismatic Rarities 12/2003:278 - Southern Collection - Simpson Collection. The Adams-Woodin and Judd plate coin
2 EF45 estimated grade   Valentine 3. Joseph Mickley (speculative) - Woodward 10/1867:2138 - Col. Mendes I. Cohen - Cogan 10/1875:384 - Jules Fonrobert - Adolph Weyl 2/1878 - Stack's "Auction '85" 7/1985:1595 - Lemus Collection - Queller Family Collection - Heritage 1/2009:1503, $74,750
3   Valentine 4. H. Chapman 6/1914:342) - Judd - Champa - Bowers & Ruddy 5/1972 - Dr Caldwell - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1973 - Crouch - Superior 6/1977

Ron Guth: Judd 15 is represented by three examples, all of which are die trials for the 1794 Half Dime.  Two of the known examples are die variety Valentine 3, LM-4 (Pollock 19) and one example is die variety Valentine 4, LM-4 (Pollock 20).  All known examples have reeded edges.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell Logan and John McCloskey

"United States Patterns and Related Issues" by Andrew Pollock III

"United States Pattern Coins" (Ninth edition) by J. Hewitt Judd, M.D.

www.uspatterns.com/j15p19.html