An extremely popular issue, it gets its name from the 94 tiny stars around the border of the reverse die. As is typical for the date, the reverse is of a much lower grade than the obverse but the obverse is so nice that it carries the piece to a VG8.
Popular among collectors since the real 1804 is so rare. Made from a combination of altered 1803 obverse dies and 1820 reverse dies. Imagine this- the 1804 was so scarce and rare even back in 1820 that this restrike was produced. Pretty interesting.
Gorgeous remaining red tints in the obverse fields with bright golden red reverse surfaces. One of the finest in existence for this key date in the middle Large Cent years, a few scattered spots account for the color designation, but we have seen darker, less attractive pieces designated as "Red" in recent years. Tied with 2 other pieces at PCGS as the finest graded.