I am having trouble attributing this 1795 Large Cent because of the lack of details visible on the coin, but I am hoping that there might be someone more advanced that might be able to attribute the Large Cent correctly anyway. I have to use my scanner for the photos, so I am not able to give you a photo of the edge of the coin. I can tell you the edge has the same severe porosity as the rest of the coin, which is too bad because I think when this coin was first lost it had VF+ details that faded because of the environmental damage.
The seller I purchased this Large Cent from thinks it is the Lettered Edge variety for 1795. I cannot make out any letters myself, but they could be there just camouflaged by the porosity. I compared the coin to my other 1795 Large Cents, and I noticed that the coin is about 33% thicker than my three 1795 Plain Edge Large Cents. However, it seems thinner than my four 1794 Large Cents, which all have lettered edges of course. I have never seen a 1795 Lettered Edge Large Cent up close, so I am not sure how thick of a planchet was used to make them. Under a 60X loop, I just see metal bubbles from the porosity on the edge. There are a few places that could have letters as these areas are rougher. Using a regular magnifier, the date of the coin is visible, but faint. Under higher resolution only the 5 can be seen clearly. So, I am thinking the letters might be there, but just garbled by the porosity. Also, under lower magnification, the edge of the coin appears to be reeded. Under high magnification the edge just looks corroded.
Any help would be appreciate. If I can determine the Sheldon Number, then it might help me identify rather it has a plain edge, lettered edge, or reeded edge. Thanks.