3
1
0
6
0
0
8
1
Coins Certified as of 9/2

My Coin #-4857

1794 1C Starred Reverse, BN VF30BN

CERTIFICATION#: -4857
PCGS#: 1374

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex Allison W. Jackman-Henry Chapman 7/10/1919:190-Henry C. Hines 1945-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 6/95-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/18/01:2133-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

Expert Comments

Denis Loring: The Starred Reverse is the most famous of all the 1794's. According to Sheldon, "Collectors mention it with religious awe." About 50-60 are known in all grades. Early in its life, the reverse die buckled in a straight line from 10:00 to 4:00, accounting for the scarcity of the variety. Because of the buckle, the upper right reverse wears away quickly and the lower left lingers. Low-grade examples are known showing only a few stars at 7:00.

Diameter: 28.00 millimeters Designer: Attributed to Robert Scot Edge: Lettered: ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR
Mintage: 918,521 Weight: 13.48 grams Metal Content: Copper
6
34,500
2
10
47,500
5
12
70,000
1
15
77,500
20
95,000
25
125,000
2
30
160,000
2
35
200,000
40
275,000
45
325,000
2
45+
375,000
50
632,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 60 R-8.4 5 / 11 5 / 12
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 12
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 12

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 AU50 PCGS grade

Spink & Son, Ltd. (London, 1972 FPL) - New York Collector - Stack's 9/1972:662, $15,000 - John W. Adams - Bowers & Ruddy 1982 FPL, lot 43, $50,000 - Bowers & Ruddy RCR 43, 1982 - Bowers & Ruddy RCR 46, 12/1982 - Dr. Boyd Hayward (11/1985) - Bowers & Merena 4/1986:945 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 2/23/1992 - Eric Streiner - Jay Parrino - Bowers & Merena 3/1995 - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2050, $632,500

2 XF45 PCGS grade   High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
2 XF45 PCGS grade  
4 XF40 estimated grade  
5 VF30 PCGS grade

Allison W. Jackman Collection - Henry Chapman 7/1919:190 - Henry C. Hines Collection, sold privately in 1945 - Dr. William H. Sheldon Collection, sold privately in 4/19/72 - R. E. Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on  2/23/92 - Eric Streiner - Jay Parrino (The Mint), sold privately in 6/1995 - Michael Arconti Collection - McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/18/01:2133 - Jack Wadlington Collection, sold privately on 6/30/2005 (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) - Dan Holmes Collection - Goldbergs 9/2009:79, $212,750