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SERIES: Liberty Cap Cents 1793-1796
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1794 1C S-67 Head of 1795, RB (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67RB

PCGS MS64RB
PCGS #:
35685
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Designer:
Attributed to Robert Scot
Weight:
13.48 grams
Edge:
Lettered: ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR
Mintage:
918,521
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$499,375 • PCGS MS67 • 1-1-2013 • Stack's/Bowers
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67RB PCGS grade

William Strickland Collection - Charles Winn (husband of Priscilla Strickland, son-in-law and cousin of William Strickland), Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland Winn, 2nd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland George Winn, 3rd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland Denys Guy Winn, Major the Lord St. Oswald, M.C. - Christie, Manson, and Woods 10/1964:158, $2,184 - A.H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. (London) - Dorothy I. Paschal Collection - Dr. William H. Sheldon Collection, sold privately on 4/19/1972 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2069, $488,750 - Flambeau Collection - Joseph O’Connor - Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation - Stack’s/Bowers 1/2013:13005, $499,375

2 MS64RB PCGS grade

William Strickland Collection - Charles Winn (husband of Priscilla Strickland, son-in-law and cousin of William Strickland), Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland Winn, 2nd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland George Winn, 3rd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland Denys Guy Winn, Major the Lord St. Oswald, M.C. - Christie, Manson, and Woods 10/1964:159, $2,016 - A.H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. (London) - Lester Merkin 10/1973:255, $8,750 - Andrew M. Hain Collection - Dennis Steinmetz - Steve Ivy 9/1980:94, $29,000 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Paramount “Auction ‘86” 7/1986:1517, $20,900 - Stack’s, sold privately - Marvin Taichert Collection - Stack’s 5/2001:11, $36,800 - W.M. “Jack” Wadlington, sold privately via Bob Grellman and Chris Victor-McCawley on 6/30/2005 - Daniel W. Holmes, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 9/2009:109, $184,000

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67RB PCGS grade

William Strickland Collection - Charles Winn (husband of Priscilla Strickland, son-in-law and cousin of William Strickland), Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland Winn, 2nd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland George Winn, 3rd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland Denys Guy Winn, Major the Lord St. Oswald, M.C. - Christie, Manson, and Woods 10/1964:158, $2,184 - A.H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. (London) - Dorothy I. Paschal Collection - Dr. William H. Sheldon Collection, sold privately on 4/19/1972 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2069, $488,750 - Flambeau Collection - Joseph O’Connor - Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation - Stack’s/Bowers 1/2013:13005, $499,375

2 MS64RB PCGS grade

William Strickland Collection - Charles Winn (husband of Priscilla Strickland, son-in-law and cousin of William Strickland), Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland Winn, 2nd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland George Winn, 3rd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland Denys Guy Winn, Major the Lord St. Oswald, M.C. - Christie, Manson, and Woods 10/1964:159, $2,016 - A.H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. (London) - Lester Merkin 10/1973:255, $8,750 - Andrew M. Hain Collection - Dennis Steinmetz - Steve Ivy 9/1980:94, $29,000 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Paramount “Auction ‘86” 7/1986:1517, $20,900 - Stack’s, sold privately - Marvin Taichert Collection - Stack’s 5/2001:11, $36,800 - W.M. “Jack” Wadlington, sold privately via Bob Grellman and Chris Victor-McCawley on 6/30/2005 - Daniel W. Holmes, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 9/2009:109, $184,000

Ron Guth: Sheldon 67 is one of the later varieties struck in 1794.  The head punch used to create the obverse die was a new one designed by John Gardner, then the assistant to the chief engraver, Robert Scot  This variety belongs to a small group known as the "Heads of 1795" though, technically, there is no 1795 Large Cent that has a head quite like this (the "exact" Head of 1795 is Sheldon 72, which also sported a head punch by Gardner).

Sheldon 67 is rated as Rarity 3 (scarce), though it is fairly easy to obtain in circulated grades.  The finest examples include three (yes, three) coins from the Lord St. Oswald Collection, all of which were acquired in or shortly after the year of issue (two of those coins are Red-Brown, which is an amazing state of preservation for copper Large Cents that are over two centuries old).  In fact, the PCGS MS67RB at $499,375 represents the highest price ever recorded for a 1794 Head of 1795 Large Cent and the third highest price for any 1794 Large Cent.