1811 1C S-287, B-1, R.2, XF40 NGC, Normal Date. Walter Breen argues that these Normal Date cents were struck first. Their reverse resembles that of the 1810 cents, while the overdate shares a reverse with the first 1812 coins. This lightly circulated deep brown offering shows partial radials on the left-side stars and good detail over the centers. There are a number of small ticks around CENT. Our EAC grade VF30.
Weight: 13.48 grams
Metal: 100% Copper
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1795 Grate Halfpenny. Musante GW-49, Baker-29, W-10990. Large Buttons. Copper. Lettered Edge. MS-62 BN (PCGS).
Handsome antique copper surfaces with bold striking detail in virtually all areas of the design. A concentration of wispy handling marks in and around the central reverse is noted for accuracy, but the in hand appearance for both sides is pleasantly smooth. Scarce, since most Large Buttons Grate halfpennies have a reeded edge.
1800/1798 Draped Bust Cent. S-191. Rarity-2. Style I Hair. AU Details--Environmental Damage (NGC).
There is plenty of bold to sharp detail remaining on both sides of this more affordable AU example. Rough and granular in places with curious steely-brown retoning and a couple of scrapes over the right half of the reverse. Popular overdate variety! Noyes Die State B.
Provenance: From the Greenway Collection. Stack's paper envelope included.
1812 Classic Head Cent. S-288. Rarity-3. Large Date. AU Details--Environmental Damage (PCGS).
The surfaces are somewhat glossy in texture to suggest a cleaning, although both sides have been rather pleasingly recolored in a blend of copper-rose and bright orange. The lower right reverse border exhibits an area of corrosion that suggests a dropped lamination. Given the conditionally challenging nature of the brief Classic Head cent series of 1808 to 1814, this more affordable, yet still overall sharply defined AU is sure find many willing buyers in today's highly competitive numismatic market.
Provenance: From our (Stack's) sale of September 2006, lot 226. Lot tag included.