Partially Lettered Edge 1795 C-6a

Struck on a 1794 Talbot Allum & Lee Cent with Edge Letters Visible. Sharpness EF40 but covered with fine to moderate granularity. The only marks are an irregular planchet fissure on the neck with another in the field before the neck, both as struck. No verdigris or contact marks. Sharply struck with crisp details, and assigning a net grade presents a challenge. Olive and bluish steel with lighter steel brown toning in protected areas on the reverse. Struck on a cut-down 1794 Talbot Allum & Lee Cent with NEW YORK. Undertype from the TAL Cent is visible on both sides. The oval-shaped planchet was cut too close to the edge of the larger TAL Cent and “BLE AT” is visible on the edge above LIBERTY (from the TAL edge lettering PAYABLE AT THE STORE OF found only on the 1794 version). In addition, “ORK” from NEW YORK is faintly visible at ED S (which is only present on the 1794-dated version of the TAL Cent). A neat error that comes with a nice provenance. Weight 80.2 grains.

Ex Bowers & Merena 9/14/1992:14-R. Tettenhorst (The Davy Collection), McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/19/2010:51 (lot ticket included)




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