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SERIES: Liberty Cap Right Half Cents 1794-1797
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1797 1/2C C-2 PE Centered Head, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66BN

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PCGS MS63BN
PCGS #:
35104
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Smith Gardner
Weight:
5.44 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
127,840
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$402,500 • PCGS MS66 • 1-26-2014 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade

Probably Dr. Lewis Roper Collection - M. Thomas & Sons 2/1851 - Joseph J. Mickley, sold privately as a part of his entire collection, 4/1867 - William Elliot Woodward 10/1867:2084, $2.75 - James B. Clemens Collection - Thomas Cleneay Collection - S. H. & H. Chapman 12/1890:1944, $40 - John G. Mills Collection - S. H. & H. Chapman 4/1904:1410, $66 -Joseph F. Negreen - George E. Chatillon - B. Max Mehl 11/1938:1640, $55.00 - Samuel Rapoport Collection - B. Max Mehl, sold privately 11/1950 - Harold S. Bareford, 4/1978 - William J. Bareford, sold 6/1984 (via Julius "Jules" Reiver) - R. Tettenhorst - Eric P. Newman Education Society/Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 97.2.11) - Goldbergs 1/2014:43, $402,500

2 MS63BN PCGS grade

George H. Earle Collection - H. Chapman 6/1912:3611 - Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - St. Louis Stamp & Coin (Burdette G. Johnson) - Eric P. Newman Collection - R. Tettenhorst Collection, sold privately in 10/1987 - Jim McGuigan Collection

3 AU55 PCGS grade  

Wyatt - Superior 9/1985:121 - Jim McGuigan Collection

3 AU55 PCGS grade  

Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11176 (as PCGS AU55), not sold

5 XF45 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade

Probably Dr. Lewis Roper Collection - M. Thomas & Sons 2/1851 - Joseph J. Mickley, sold privately as a part of his entire collection, 4/1867 - William Elliot Woodward 10/1867:2084, $2.75 - James B. Clemens Collection - Thomas Cleneay Collection - S. H. & H. Chapman 12/1890:1944, $40 - John G. Mills Collection - S. H. & H. Chapman 4/1904:1410, $66 -Joseph F. Negreen - George E. Chatillon - B. Max Mehl 11/1938:1640, $55.00 - Samuel Rapoport Collection - B. Max Mehl, sold privately 11/1950 - Harold S. Bareford, 4/1978 - William J. Bareford, sold 6/1984 (via Julius "Jules" Reiver) - R. Tettenhorst - Eric P. Newman Education Society/Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 97.2.11) - Goldbergs 1/2014:43, $402,500

2 MS63BN PCGS grade

George H. Earle Collection - H. Chapman 6/1912:3611 - Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - St. Louis Stamp & Coin (Burdette G. Johnson) - Eric P. Newman Collection - R. Tettenhorst Collection, sold privately in 10/1987 - Jim McGuigan Collection

3 AU55 PCGS grade  

Wyatt - Superior 9/1985:121 - Jim McGuigan Collection

3 AU55 PCGS grade  

Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11176 (as PCGS AU55), not sold

5 XF45 PCGS grade