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.
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.
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
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