||1794 1C Head of 1794, S-23, B-7, High R.4, XF40 NGC. Our EAC Grade VF25. Breen Die State V. The tall 1 resting on a long fraction bar on the reverse and the Standless 4 in the date identify this coin as an example of the S-23 variety. The S-23 is a very scarce variety, probably struck as a small part of the 16,000 cents delivered on February 22, 1794. The variety was discovered by Dr. Edward Maris, some time before 1869. This coin is tied with two other pieces for the 11/13 position in the Noyes Condition Census. A charming example from a late state of the dies, it displays extensive obverse die cracks and well-detailed design elements that show only a little actual wear. The central reverse exhibits some of the softness often seen on this issue, and the pleasing brown surfaces show only minor abrasions. Ex: A.H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.; Eric P. Newman; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $18800.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.