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A Liberty Cap Large Cent "partial date" identification help.

jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,300 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 10, 2022 10:06AM in U.S. Coin Forum

To the best of my ability, I have identified this coin as a 1794 Liberty Cap Large Cent. The two keys I have used are the angle of the pole on the obverse and the stem to ribbon closeness on the reverse. I would appreciate your opinions.
Thank you,
Jim



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    WilliamFWilliamF Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gut reaction was 1794... Here are a couple preliminary overlays I did, the first 2 are with a 1794 on top and the other one is a 1795, the 1794 fit perfectly on top of yours so I had to offset it to show both of them.
    I tried for several minutes to line up the 1795 but it doesnt quite fit on top of yours, so I lined up the bust perfectly and the rest didn't quite fit, the biggest difference is how close the pole is to the bust, it is much closer to the bust on the 1795, also the profile doesn't line up right, I'll do a little more tinkering with these images and see if I can get something a little clearer, tough to see on these dark old coppers! :)



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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,300 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you William. I have not found a 1795 nor a 1796 with the stem close to the ribbon, all are far apart. So, that's why I elliminated them both. Also the pole on the front only appears on a couple of 95's and 96's, to my findings and still not the reverse diagnostic.
    Jim


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    WilliamFWilliamF Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Have you tried finding out a sheldon number on this? I'm surprised at the amount of detail left on the face considering the wear on the rest of the coin, usually you can't see any of the eye or ear detail until you get to at least G04, it's a nice one for this low grade :)

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,300 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wanted to wait until I receive the coin before trying to attribute it. Sometimes holding a large/half cent at an angle in light can show features not visible directly on. Should be here Monday, hopefully Saturday.
    Jim


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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,147 ✭✭✭✭✭

    W/o checking anything, it just “looks “ like a 1794.
    Guessing the seller didn’t mention if it has a lettered edge or not? You can check that first when you receive it. That simple diagnostic can eliminate half the possibilities immediately. Then if it’s a lettered edge, I’m pretty sure it’s not a ‘95, as the remnants of the date don’t seem to match the 95’s. And it’s definitely not a ‘93 liberty cap.

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