1794 Flowing Hair cent I'll start by accepting my complete ignorance of the series and I have no images (but might be able to get some).
Is there any reason an authentic 1794 flowing hair cent might not be worth $100.00?
There is a local shop selling one that the date is legible (barely) with X's and diamonds scratched into it.
I'm interested in it only from a historical perspective as our family had an old homestead from Maine built in 1794. Lots of stuff handed down but have been looking at getting one and a beat-up one would fit in pretty well with my family. LOL
Thanks for any insight.
EDIT: While looking at images online I noticed some "caps" were closer to the L (LIBERTY) than others. Is this a sign of different varieties or fakes?
Thanks for looking everyone and especially those that added a little commentary.
Quote: Spender for me!
Same here. I had to dig it out of the re-roll pile to get some images.
Quote: Would be a good addition to my Dansco containing the most interesting damaged cents.
Send me a pm or email and I'll excavate it and send it along. Gald someone can utilize it.
One of the things that prompted me to post the images was because this shows what blisters can look like under the copper plating. (There are some examples of the bumps still covered by copper SE of the chin.)
Most of the time, I think of blisters simply as missing zinc.