Talbot, Allum & Lee Cents by Variety | Colonial Coins by Type

Obverse of 1794 Talbot, Allum & Lee Cent - With NEW YORK     Reverse of 1794 Talbot, Allum & Lee Cent - With NEW YORK


1794 TALBOT, ALLUM & LEE CENT - With "NEW YORK", Lettered Edge

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1032

Edge: Lettered

Notes:

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Significant examples:
"Choice Uncirculated, red and brown".  Ex - Stack's sale of September 17, 1986, Lot 975 - Stack's "Americana" Sale, January 21-23, 2003, Lot 1055, plated

Recent appearances:
(illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection" Sale - Part 1, February 18-20, 2001

"Extremely Fine or better".  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1446, where it was described as follows: "1794 Talbot, Allum & Lee Cent, With NEW YORK, Extremely Fine or better.  155.1 grains. An otherwise choice example that has a light "1794" scratched into the right obverse field."

"Very Fine".  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1447, where it was described as follows: "1794 Talbot, Allum & Lee Cent, With NEW YORK, Very Fine.  140.0 grains. Dark olive- and reddish brown. Light, micro-porosity on both sides and a trace of reddish verdigris in CENT at the base of the reverse. Although these were struck in Britain, they have a direct connection to New York. Later, many of the 1795 TAL tokens were sold to the U.S. Mint, cut down, and turned into Half Cents."

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen (purchase a copy by clicking on the title)

   
Obverse of 1794 Talbot, Allum & Lee Cent - With NEW YORK     1794 Talbot, Allum & Lee Cent - With "NEW YORK" reverse

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc.

"Fine" (illustrated above).  Ex - Stack's 65th Anniversary Sale, October 17-19, 2000, Lot 13, where it was described (in part) as follows: "150.5 grains...Edge incuse PAYABLE AT THE STORE OF.  Problem-free with smooth brown surfaces", sold for $103.50