Ron Guth: This was the only use of the obverse die. Initially, the 1 of the date was punched too high, then punched again in the proper position.
The reverse die of this variety was also used earlier on:1797 Cohen 2
The Eliasberg 1797 1 over 1 Half Cent (Lot 409), formerly in an NGC MS65BN holder was graded PCGS MS64BN in July 2009.
Emil Cauffman Collection - Edward D. Cogan 5/1871:878, $9 - Virgil M. Brand Collection - purchased by St. Louis Stamp & Coin Company (Burdette G. Johnson) on 10/30/1935 for $50, sold 4/17/1944 for $80 - Celina Coin Co. (T. C. Brandts) - Rodney T. Grove - Superior 6/1981:4, $12,500 - Ron Guth, sold privately in 10/1982 for $8,500 - Garry F. Fitzgerald - MARCA 1/1987:57 - Julian M. Leidman - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 97.1.9) - Goldbergs 1/2014:41, $299,000
Philip M. Showers Collection - Stack's, sold privately in 1969 - Willis Harrington duPont Collection - Fred S. "Freddy" Werner, sold privately in 2/1976 - Superior, sold privately in 2/1976 - Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.), sold privately on 4/20/1976 - R. Tettenhorst Collection, sold privately in 10/1987 - Jim McGuigan Collection
Harlan P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1906:1195 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:409, $19,800 - Heritage 8/2006:5019, $115,000 - High Desert Collection