1796 1C Draped Bust Large Cent, Reverse of 1795 (S-93) PCGS MS64BN (CAC)


(As stated in 2014): 1796 S-93 R3 Draped Bust. PCGS graded MS-64 Brown. CAC Approved. Choice glossy uniform medium chocolate brown with peeps of lighter reddish brown faded down from mint red in protected areas on both sides. A gorgeous large cent, called an "Incredible Gem" by Dr. Ralls and "One of the Great Large Cents" by Del Bland. The only marks are so trivial as to be hardly worthy of mention, but a thin diagonal planchet void just left of the eye can help identify this cent. MDS, Breen state VI, with an irregular cud break at CA in AMERICA and a very thick die crack connecting the tops of RIC. Called MS60 and tied for CC#3 honors in the Bland census; Noyes photo #24081. This coin comes with an impressive provenance. The attribution and Ralls provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; none finer. The only MS example graded by PCGS for the variety. (PCGS # 35816) .

  1. Ex Dr. Edward Maris, Harlan P. Smith 6/1886:274-
  2. Benjamin H. Collins-General Walter D. McCaw, Thomas L. Elder 11/1930:1899-
  3. James G. Macallister-Henry A. Sternberg, J. C. Morgenthau & Co. #305, 4/1933:15-
  4. Henry A. Sternberg-J. C. Morgenthau & Co. (privately) 2/4/1939-
  5. Judge Thomas L. Gaskill, New Netherlands Coin Co. (privately) 11/1956-
  6. Dorothy Paschal 7/1975-
  7. Ellen Enzler, Numismatic & Antiquarian Service Corporation of America 12/6/1978:2605 (lot ticket included)-
  8. Ellen Enzler-
  9. Del Bland-Dr. Philip W. Ralls. Ira & Larry Goldberg, Pre-Long Beach Sale 1/14:410-
  10. The Collection of a Gentleman.
More Information
PCGS # 35816
Grading Service PCGS
Year of Issue 1796
Grade MS64
Denom Type Draped Bust Cent
Numeric Denomination 1C
Mint Location Philadelphia
Designation BN
Circ/UnCirc Uncirculated
Strike Type Business
Holder Variety Sheldon-93, Reverse of 1795 Single Leaves
Grade Add On CAC
Holder Type N/A
Is on Sale No

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