1794 S42 Liberty Cap large cent, Head of 1794, R4. This coin has been authenticated and graded by PCGS as AU Detail Damage. Don't let that label fool you - this is a WONDERFUL coin! This coin was formerly from the Wes Rasmussen collection, sold by Heritage in 2005, where the coin was graded NGC AU50. Here is the description from that 2005 Heritage auction:
"1794 1C Head of 1794 AU50 NGC. VF25 EAC. S-42, Die State II, Low R.4. The second (and scarcer) "Abrupt Hair" variety is most easily attributed by the truncated hair locks between the cap and the head, and weakness on OF on the reverse. The surfaces are glossy and deep brown overall with good definition for the grade. A couple of small digs are located on the lower, back portion of Liberty's neck, a planchet void is seen just above the end of the pole, and on the reverse there are several shallow planchet voids in the center, most of which are below CENT. A few shallow scratches are also seen on the obverse.
Ex: Willard C. Blaisdell; Denis W. Loring; Myles Z. Gerson; Bert Cohen; Del Bland (1/83)."
I am going to disagree slightly with the powers that be, because I do believe this coin is MUCH better than VF25! The coin has bold, sharp details on both sides, and plenty of luster so I don't disagree with PCGS's assessment as AU details, and of course the coin came out of an NGC AU50 holder, too. I think if I did not know the history of the coin, I would probably lean toward AU50 net VF35, but that is my OPINION! Please take a look at my photos, and make your own assessment. I hope the photos show how awesome this coin looks in hand despite the minor defects. Ex-Tom Reynolds at SLNA 02/11/22, and there is a whole bunch of envelopes with the coin, including the WAR NGC AU50 sticker.
Without exception, my coins are much sharper and more attractive in person than they are in my photos, so if you like the photos, you will LOVE the coin!