By far the most challenging coin to purchase in my opinion, at least for me.
I spent over two years trying to purchase a 1793 Liberty Cap, and finally was
fortunate to find one. S-13 is by far the most common of the '93 caps. This
example is a nice smooth Good with an old scratch in the right obverse field.
I have no provenance on this coin; if anyone has ever seen this coin before,
as a former owner, in an auction catalog, etc. I would like to hear from you!
1793 S-14 Bisecting Crack Obverse
Another real tough cent - this one is a low R5 (60 to 75 known.) I won this
from the Bowers and Merena auction in January 2002 - the consignor, Roy
Sturgeon, had amassed a collection of 57 1793 Liberty Cap cents! This was definitely
a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be able to select from such an array of
'93 caps. There were 12 S-14's in the auction alone! Interesting story - the
first time I attempted to purchase a '93 cap was at EAC 1998, in the USCents
auction. Craig Hamling had a Fair-2 example of a S-14 (and there were two more in
the EAC auction.) I was second high bidder on the USCents specimen. It turned
up again in the Bowers and Merena auction, though; Roy Sturgeon had acquired
it from the high bidder in the USCents auction.