1796 Rotated die question
I've come across a 1796, worn smooth on both surfaces with scarcely a recognizable feature. The only thing that's obvious is it's almost 180 degrees rotated........ medallic orientation. I didn't think too much about it until I read something in Penny-Wise, and now I'm really stretching my memory, about what I thought was a 1796 170 degree rotation, I think it was an R-5 or R-6, and the statement (in Penny-Wise, I think) went something like,
" It's an S-??, 1796, and of course, it shows the 170 degree die rotation".
I was under the impression that die rotation errors were pretty much hit and miss errors, but whatever I read, and I can't find it now to save my life, made it sound like this particular Sheldon variety was known for having this error, and it was fairly rare.
Does any of this sound even remotely recognizable to you guys? Thanks for your help........clorox
The S-90, which is an R5 coin, often has the reverse rotated 180 degrees, I am not sure if any other varieties come with that rotation for 1796. I don't know how much detail was on the coin, but the S-90 is a liberty cap design.
Wow, That's great news! I'll get my books out and see if I can
match it with the S-90. This is a great help. Thanks....Scott
S-81 in the Dan Homes Sale, a LDS has rotation of 60 degrees. But yours, you stated was almost 180. If you have one, check Jack Robinson 1989 sale Lot 163, S-90. Witch state " rotated nearly 180 degrees". It be nice if yours turned out to be the S-90. Good luck.
I checked the catalogue from the Portland sale and there was an S-90 in nearly the identical shape as mine. Read through Breen's Encyclo. of Early Cents and Sheldon's Penny Whimsy to boot. Pretty sure that's what I wound up with.....pretty nice surprise!! scott