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Sheldon-22 variety, ‘Head of 1794’ type. Considered to be Rarity-1.

A pleasing light chocolate brown with hard surfaces and just a lone rim bump on the reverse at 8 o’clock noted for accuracy.

1794 large cents have been sought after by advanced numismatists for well over 100 years (though you won’t have to wait that long for this one).

To give you an idea on how long 1794 Large Cents have been avidly collected by die variety, we point out that this variety has been called variously: the "Large Planchet" Variety; Maris-28; Frossard-17; Doughty-48; Hays-43; Chapman-6 and more recently Breen-6. These refer to the different classification systems put together by authors over the years. Collectors these days are most comfortable with Sheldon numbers, but it wasn’t always so.

For a great overview of this intensively collected issue, we highly recommend a recently published book called ‘Provenance Gallery of the Year 1794 United States Large Cents’ by Jon Alan Boka. It was published in 2005, and contains high quality color photos of every die variety, along with pedigree info on important specimens, and even short biographies of some significant collectors of 1794 large cents, past and present. Best of all, the book retails for only $25.


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