1794 1C S-70 Head of 1795, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Cap Cents 1793-1796

PCGS MS62BN

PCGS MS62BN

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PCGS AU58BN

PCGS AU58BN

PCGS AU58BN

PCGS AU58BN

PCGS #:
35693
Designer:
Attributed to Robert Scot
Edge:
Lettered: ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.48 grams
Mintage:
918,521
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
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For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63BN estimated 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 10/1964:163, $1,120 - A.H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. (London) - Lester Merkin 10/1066:98, $2,100 - Lester Merkin 6/1971:648, $1,600 - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Tom Reynolds Collection
 

2 MS62BN PCGS grade

Dr. Edward Maris Collection - H.P. Smith 6/1886:267, $20 - W.P. Titcomb Collection - Benjamin H. Collins, sold privately in 1895 - Dr. Thomas Hall, sold privately on 9/7/1909 - Virgil M. Brand Collection - B.G. Johnson, sold privately on 8/1/1945 for $60 - James Kelly - Dr. James O. Sloss Collection, sold privately in 9/1958 - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Abe Kosoff 10/1959:25, $675 - Louis Helfenstein Collection - Lester Merkin 8/1964:5, $1,900 - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 2/23/1992 - Eric Streiner, sold privately on 4/4/1992 - Dr. Allen Bennett Collection - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2072, $32,200

2 MS62BN PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS63BN estimated 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 10/1964:163, $1,120 - A.H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. (London) - Lester Merkin 10/1066:98, $2,100 - Lester Merkin 6/1971:648, $1,600 - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Tom Reynolds Collection
 

#2 MS62BN PCGS grade

Dr. Edward Maris Collection - H.P. Smith 6/1886:267, $20 - W.P. Titcomb Collection - Benjamin H. Collins, sold privately in 1895 - Dr. Thomas Hall, sold privately on 9/7/1909 - Virgil M. Brand Collection - B.G. Johnson, sold privately on 8/1/1945 for $60 - James Kelly - Dr. James O. Sloss Collection, sold privately in 9/1958 - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Abe Kosoff 10/1959:25, $675 - Louis Helfenstein Collection - Lester Merkin 8/1964:5, $1,900 - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 2/23/1992 - Eric Streiner, sold privately on 4/4/1992 - Dr. Allen Bennett Collection - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2072, $32,200

#2 MS62BN PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The Sheldon 70 is a relatively common variety among 1795 Large Cents. High-grade circulated examples can be found in the XF and AU grades, but Mint State examples are exceedingly rare. The finest is the PCGS MS62BN example from the Walt Husak Collection, sold in 2008 by Heritage for $32,200. Breen lists an additional MS60 example, below which the Condition Census drops to EF.

This variety features an interesting die crack that develops on the upprr right obverse and runs from the rim., between the letters T and Y, and into Liberty's forehead, across her eyebrow and down to the left of her eye. The latest states of the die show this crack plus numerous clashmarks.